The Wizard of Oz

Dorothy Is Really, Really Not in Kansas Anymore With New ‘Wizard of Oz’ Horror Film
Dorothy Is Really, Really Not in Kansas Anymore With New ‘Wizard of Oz’ Horror Film
L. Frank Baum‘s fantasy novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has proven a malleable property over the years. Of course everybody knows and loves Victor Fleming’s 1939 film adaptation, then came the urban-set musical revision The Wiz, the villain’s-eye-view retelling Wicked, Sam Raimi’s limp-noodle Oz the Great and Powerful, NBC’s crazytown new gritty-reboot series Emerald City, not to mention the dozens of films that have paid homage to the timeless scenes of Fleming’s film. (The bit in O Brother, Where Art Thou? when our heroes sneak into a KKK meeting like it’s a Winkie stronghold is a particular standout.) And today brings the news that the merry old land of Oz will get yet another new spin, and this time, there will be blood.
Smithsonian Mounts $300,000 Campaign to Preserve Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers
Smithsonian Mounts $300,000 Campaign to Preserve Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers
A step above the sought-after Maltese Falcon and the fabled Ark of the Covenant, Dorothy Gale’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz have to be the single most vital prop in cinematic history. The red-sequined shoes, so lusted after by the Wicked Witch of the West in the immortal 1939 fantasy film, have spent the last 30 years as one of the Smithsonian's most popular attractions. But not even magical footwear is immune to the ravages of time, and Judy Garland’s old kicks have lost a bit of their luster. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, the iconic slippers have faded from their original Technicolor ruby to something closer to “a dull auburn.”
NBC’s Insane ‘Wizard of Oz’ Reboot ‘Emerald City’ Gets First Photos
NBC’s Insane ‘Wizard of Oz’ Reboot ‘Emerald City’ Gets First Photos
It’s taken far longer than a trip over the rainbow to finally get NBC Wizard of Oz reboot Emerald City clicking its heels, but even without a formal premiere date, the first official photos of the Tarsem Singh-directed series have arrived. Meet your post-apocalyptic Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow and even one fabulous-looking witch in a first look at Emerald City!
Wizard of OZ TV Series?
Wizard of OZ TV Series?
Forget 'The Wizard of Oz,' we're closer to the 'Wizard of Oy,' at this point. Following NBC's announcement to develop a 'Game of Thrones'-style take on the L. Frank Baum mythology titled 'Emerald City,' which itself followed CBS modern medical drama 'Dorothy,' The CW has thrown their hat onto the yellow brick road in developing a "what if" take on the classic tale, titled 'Dorothy Must D
CBS Developing ‘Wizard of Oz’ TV Series ‘Dorothy,’ as a Medical Drama?
CBS Developing ‘Wizard of Oz’ TV Series ‘Dorothy,’ as a Medical Drama?
Iconic cinema classic 'The Wizard of Oz' has spawned numerous TV attempts, everything from the Sci-Fi channel's 'Tin Man,' to Syfy's 'Warriors of Oz,' to a 'Game of Thrones'-style 'Red Brick Road' and even 'Once Upon A Time,' so what's next? Why, CBS medical drama 'Dorothy' of course! It makes perfect sense! Summon the TV-maker people, guys, we're serial!
Syfy is Updating ‘The Wizard of Oz’ With Help From the Director of ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’
Syfy is Updating ‘The Wizard of Oz’ With Help From the Director of ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’
The Syfy channel wants to get in on the recent resurgence of 'The Wizard of Oz'-related material with their own revised and rebooted Oz. The plan is to move the story to a post-apocalyptic future, and have 'Abraham LIncoln: Vampire Hunter' director Timur Bekmambetov at the helm of their version, which is titled 'Warriors of Oz.'
Warner Bros. is Converting ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to 3D, Obviously, and Releasing the Largest Blu-ray/DVD Collection Ever
Warner Bros. is Converting ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to 3D, Obviously, and Releasing the Largest Blu-ray/DVD Collection Ever
Warner Bros. made a couple of big announcements today -- first, they're releasing the largest Blu-ray/DVD collection ever with a 100 DVD/50 Blu-ray "Best Films from Warner Bros." set. But the bigger news is that they're also converting 'The Wizard of Oz' to 3D because it was bound to happen eventually.