John Boorman is attached to direct the $25 million, CG-animated pic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s original novel will be Boorman’s first animated film.
Produced by Laurent Rodon and Claude Gorvsky at France’s Films Actions and John Boorman’s longtime associate Kieran Corrigan, and currently in pre-production, “Oz” is written by Boorman, Ron Mita and Jim McClain (Robots).
The film is scheduled for a summer 2010 release.
The English-language adaptation maintains the tale’s main characters and settings. Unlike the MGM classic, however, it’s not a musical.