Two-time Tony-nominated director Alex Timbers is close to directing an animated musical adaptation of the Harper Collins Michael Morpurgo book Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz for Warner Bros.
John August penned the script which is loosely based on the book, which tells the story of The Wizard of Oz from the point of view of Dorothy’s loyal companion, and as we all know, they’re not in Kansas anymore.
Jared Stern is serving as executive producer, and Derek Frey, who previously ran Tim Burton Productions and was Burton’s producer, will produce.
Timbers is in Tony contention this year for directing the Moulin Rouge! musical and when the shutdown occurred had Beetlejuice on Broadway as well. In addition he received a creative credit on David Byrne’s American Utopia