Dakota Fanning in Action-Packed Sequel to “The Wizard of Oz?”

by | August 24, 2009 at 4:01 PM | The Movies

It sounds almost insane, but a “darker and more action-packed” sequel to The Wizard of Oz is being planned, set in the present day and starring Dakota Fanning as Dorothy’s granddaughter. To make matters crazier, it would be based on comic-book star, toymaker and co-producer Todd McFarlane’s Twisted Land of Oz, illustrated by the terrifying action figures seen here.

McFarlane describes it thusly: “You’ve still got Dorothy trapped in an odd place, but she’s much closer to the Ripley character from Alien than a helpless singing girl.” Whether or not it will be rated R or PG-13 is still up in the air, but judging by Dorothy’s bondage gear and the killer cyborg Tin Man, we’re definitely not in Kansas anymore.