Dakota Fanning to Star in The Wizard of Oz Sequel?!?

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Dakota Fanning as the vampire Jane in New Moon? Awesome idea.

Dakota Fanning as Dorothy’s granddaughter in a sequel to The Wizard of Oz? Possibly the worst idea in cinematic history.

According to British newspaper Express, the young actress really is being considered for the starring role in an upcoming sequel to The Wizard of Oz, one that sources say would be "darker and more action-packed" than the 1939 original.

Said Todd McFarlane: "You’ve still got Dorothy trapped in an odd place, but she’s much closer to the Ripley character from Alien [Sigourney Weaver] than a helpless singing girl.”

Really? A sequel to one of the most iconic movies of all-time? That's just wrong.

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Dakota Fanning was born on Conyers, Georgia and began acting at the age of five in commercials.  She then moved on to television shows with guest-starring roles in ER, CSI, Friends, Spin City, and Malcom in the Middle.  Fanning make her big breakthrough on the big screen opposite Sean Penn in I Am Sam.  Her film career continued with starring roles in Uptown Girls, The Cat in the Hat, War of the Worlds, and some of the Twilight Saga films.

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