Boorman Helms CG Wizard of Oz

John Boorman is attached to direct a $25 million CG-animated feature based on L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” says Variety.

The first toon pic of the “Deliverance” director, the film will be a direct non-musical adaptation of Baum’s first Oz story and maintains the tale’s main characters and settings.

Currently in pre-production, “Oz” is written by Boorman, Ron Mita and Jim McClain (“Robots”). A Summer 2010 release is scheduled.