Are Oz fans seeing red? The New Moon might be shining over Dakota Fanning’s career thanks to the magic of Twilight. Talk of a Wizard of Oz remake has Dakota Fanning’s slippers as well as her orbs ruby red. If she gets tapped, 15-year-old Dakota will play Dorothy’s granddaughter.
Dakota Fanning might be heading down the yellow brick road in a new “Wizard of Oz” sequel that is described by one Warner Bros. executive as a “darker and more action-packed” telling of the L. Frank Baum story.
The movie is being co-produced by Todd McFarlane, the man behind “Spawn,” who promises that his retelling will be gritty and edgy. “You’ve still got Dorothy trapped in an odd place, but she’s much closer to the Ripley character from ‘Alien’ (Sigourney Weaver) than a helpless singing girl,” he says.