Hollywood, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Whether or not one is a fan of The Wizard of Oz, the famous line from the 1939 film, ‘Toto, we’re not in Kansas any more’ is all too familiar.
There has never been a remake (other than some adaptations) of the film that made a name for Judy Garland, but now, Warner Bros. has issued a wager that could bring the most excitement about the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. The 7-game baseball championship starts Tuesday, October 21.
The Hollywood production company has just announced that if the SF Giants win what could be their third World Series title in five years, it will film a remake of The Wizard Of Oz with a major re-write of the script.
The ‘new’ story will begin in San Francisco instead of Kansas, with Dorothy gazing at the giant rainbow flag on Market and Castro, singing the classic ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow.’ Then a thick San Francisco fog envelopes her which will eventually bring her to Munchkin Country.
Warner Bros. said that a casting call will be held as soon as the World Series is over and that the role of Dorothy will be reserved for a deserving and talented gay man who must be a San Francisco resident, preferrably the Castro.
So start rooting for the SF Giants!