Drew Barrymore to direct Wizard of Oz sequel

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in LADrew Barrymore is to direct a ‘Wizard of Oz’ sequel.

The actress – who marked her directorial debut earlier this year with ‘Whip It’ – is set to go behind the camera for ‘Surrender Dorothy’, a project she was originally set to star in eight years ago.

Although the film – based on a script by Zach Helm – appeared to have been shelved in October 2002, it has now been resurrected by Warner Bros, though it unclear whether Drew is still planning to act in it too.

The movie follows the great, great granddaughter of Dorothy who has to learn how to use the power of her ruby red slippers to keep the Wicked Witch of the West from taking control of Earth and Oz.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ is not the only classic tale set to get a Hollywood update.

Disney has reportedly splashed out millions for a new, live-action reimagining of ‘Cinderella’ penned by ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ scriptwriter Aline Brosh McKenna.

No further details on the project have been released.