Does one of cinema’s most iconic movies of all time need a revision? Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow think so. The companies plan to revisit The Wizard of Oz as filtered through the mind of famed comic book creator Todd McFarlane.
Screenwriter Josh Olson will help turn McFarlane’s dark, edgy take on the Frank L. Baum classic into a big-screen extravaganza. McFarlane’s Twisted Land of Oz line of collectible action figures will serve as inspiration, but Olson wants to stay in PG territory, making a film that’s closer in tone to the latest Harry Potter instalment than a psychological thriller such as Seven.
The project is in the early stages of development, so details, including the film’s launch date, have not been released.