There is going to be a Spanish Wizard of Oz Remake “Rainbow”. Netflix has partnered with Mediaset Espana’s Telecinco Cinema to produce the modern version of Wizard of Oz. Paco Leon is a well-known actor, director, and writer. He is directing the upcoming movie. Leon is famous for projects like Arde, Madrid, and kiki. There are a lot of hist Spanish shows on the platform. Money Heist, Elite, and more shows are getting recognition every day on the platform.
He commented about the upcoming project “Rainbow”:
“I am dead scared and hugely excited to see how this film, written during quarantine, comes out as I believe it is a step forward in my career as a director. This is also a bigger film than my previous ones, not only budget-wise but also because of the complexity of the production and the number of weeks of production. But what really moves me and thrills me is the amount of admired artists that will take part in the production, including the main cast, small features, and all sorts of collaborations.”
The upcoming movie is the reimagination of the classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum. The story was published in 1900. There have been countless versions and adaptions of the story. However, it is the first time for Netflix. The film will follow the adventures of a teenage girl named “Dorothy”.
Dora Postigo will play the modern version of “Dorothy”. The cast of Wizard of Oz Remake “Rainbow” also includes Áyax Pedrosa, Wekaforé Jibril, Carmen Maura, Luis Bermejo, Hovik Keuchkerian, Carmina Barrios, and Soraya Yasmin.
Wizard of Oz Remake “Rainbow” Release Date
There is no news about the release date of the Wizard of Oz Remake yet. However, according to a source, the filming of the film started in August 2021. We will get the film in mid-2022.
Telecinco Cinema CEO Ghislain Barrios also shared his thoughts about the upcoming film;
“When Paco shared this new adventure with us, we immediately got excited and, obviously, we couldn’t refuse to take this ride full of great talent. Paco is a unique author with a very personal vision, so only he could create a project like this. A film that Telecinco Cinema and Mediaset España is facing with enormous enthusiasm!”
The producer of the film, Sandra Hermida also shared her thoughts about the film;
“Rainbow represents the vibrant and heterogeneous moment that the film industry is experiencing right now, where creativity and quality shines. For this new adventure, we have surrounded ourselves of an irresistible combination of emerging and seasoned talent, both in front and behind the scene. This is the best possible team to bring to the screen the wonders of Paco’s universe. Let the ride begin!”
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.