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'Wizard of Oz' Reimagining Directed and Written by Kenya Barris Picked Up by Warner Bros.

It’s official – a new Wizard of Oz is in the works.

On Monday (August 15), it was announced that Warner Bros. has picked up a reimagining of the 1939 classic film from Kenya Barris.

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'Wizard of Oz' Remake In the Works!

A Wizard of Oz remake is in the works!

The new movie – in the works with New Line Cinema – will be directed by Watchmen‘s Nicole Kassell. The film will be an adaptation from L. Frank Baum’s book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

The Wizard of Oz was already a movie in 1939 starring Judy Garland.

“I am incredibly honored to join Temple Hill and New Line in bringing this beloved classic to the screen,” Nicole said (via Variety). “While the 1939 musical is part of my DNA, I am exhilarated and humbled by the responsibility of re-imagining such a legendary tale. The opportunity to examine the original themes—the quest for courage, love, wisdom and home— feels more timely and urgent than ever. These are profoundly iconic shoes to fill, and I am eager to dance alongside these heroes of my childhood as we pave a newly minted yellow brick road!”

The studio promises this film will be a “fresh take” on the 1939 version.

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How to Find the 'Wizard of Oz' Easter Egg on Google Today!

Google has done something really cool to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, which was released in theaters on August 25, 1939.

If you search “The Wizard of Oz” on the search engine today, you will notice that there are a pair of ruby slippers next to the movie’s name in the top right corner.

If you click the slippers, you hear Judy Garland (as Dorothy) saying “There’s no place like home” while your web browser starts spinning around like a tornado.

The web page then turns into black and white, just how the movie begins before the twister hits. If you hit the twister icon that is there now, you hear the classic music that played while Dorothy ran home as the tornado stormed in. The page then turns around and goes back to color!