Robert Zemeckis Not Directing a Wizard of Oz Remake
11.19.10 by BJSprecher
A minor fan furor erupted on the internet following the recent news that A Christmas Carol (2009) director Robert Zemeckis was in "early talks" with Warner Bros. (WB) to helm the live-action remake of The Wizard of Oz, which would have reportedly been based directly on the screenplay for the classic 1939 movie. Apparently, those furious fans were in an uproar over nothing. According to EW, an insider source at WB confirmed that Zemeckis did meet with studio execs to "bat around the idea of an Oz remake," but a representative for the director said that Zemeckis is not interested in pursuing the project.
The reports that Robert Zemeckis is doing The Wizard of Oz are absolutely false.
Zemeckis is currently developing an animated remake of the 1968 classic Yellow Submarine for Disney, which will use the same motion-capture animation technology he used on The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol. The movie is aimed at a 2012 release.