09/25/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Dakota Fanning To Play Dorothy's Granddaughter In 'Wizard Of Oz' Sequel?

Dakota Fanning could be poised to don the ruby slippers for a sequel to The Wizard of Oz. But be warned, the studio is claiming this new version will be "darker and more action-packed" than the original 1939 musical.

The Wizard of Oz starred Judy Garland as Dorothy, a Kansas farm-girl who finds herself whisked to a technicolor world of munchkins and witches. By contrast, the Warner Bros remake will play out in the present day and chart the adventures of Dorothy's feistier granddaughter.

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