Today in show business news: Warner Bros. is reworking a classic, Justin Theroux gets a big TV role, and a Game of Thrones actress lands on her feet.
Warner Bros. has some hideous plans to re-release The Wizard of Oz in IMAX 3D, because no one appreciates the old stuff anymore, they want it all big and headache-inducing. Supposedly the studio is doing this to celebrate the movie's 75th anniversary, but really it's just so they can sell remastered Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D and DVD and Ultraviolet, whatever that is, copies of the movie. Look, businesses gotta make money, I get that, but couldn't they just release the movie as is, or clean it up a little bit, but keep it, y'know, not in 3D? Because 3D is frequently annoying and occasionally terrible. And we just had a garish 3D thing set in Oz! We don't need more. And we don't need The Wizard of Oz all gussied up. It's already gussied enough. It's good and wonderful as is. It's OK if some things stay the same. I know you don't really get money from things staying the same, but money isn't everything, is it? Oh, to a major movie studio it almost certainly is? Ah, I see. Oh well. We don't have to go see it if we don't want to, do we. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Justin Theroux has been cast in the lead role in Damon Lindelof's HBO series adaptation of the post-apocalyptic novel The Leftovers. Basically the Rapture happens but some people don't get Raptured so they have to just kinda live on Earth and deal with it. Theroux's character is a police chief and family man who is just trying to keep on keeping on. The show is just a pilot, so it might never see the light of day, but I am certainly curious about it. And I of course await with dread and to be honest some excitement the day when it's announced that Angelina Jolie has decided to try her hand at series television and is taking a meeting with Damon Lindelof. It'll be the beginning of the end — fitting, I guess, for this show. [Deadline]