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(Deadline)   Wizard of Oz to be "re-imagined" as a fantasy action miniseries. Before you get too excited, it's going to be a SyFy production   (deadline.com) divider line 71
    More: Sad, Syfy, Wizards, Timur Bekmambetov, Warriors Of Oz, music production, Larry Niven, fantasy action, Michael De Luca  
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2013-07-22 10:17:44 PM  
Ummm... Tin Man (2007)?
A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz".
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910812/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1">http://www.imd b.com/title/tt0910812/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
 
2013-07-22 10:24:00 PM  
Will there be sharks?
 
2013-07-22 10:28:54 PM  
Didn't they just do that a few years ago?
 
2013-07-22 10:46:53 PM  
drawception.com
 
2013-07-22 10:56:40 PM  
Tin Man wasn't that far off of being okay; it had some interesting ideas and some of the acting was okay.  And hooter-bat-monkeys.  I'll reserve judgment and give this one a shot when it comes around.
 
2013-07-22 11:05:42 PM  
I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers that abomination Tin Man. Hasn't SyFy done enough damage to Dorothy and Co?
 
2013-07-22 11:07:06 PM  
Guess I'm not the only one that remembers Tin Man
 
2013-07-22 11:59:43 PM  
Has anyone pointed out that Tin Man already exists?
 
2013-07-23 12:05:18 AM  
If they want to go back to Oz, why not do a miniseries adaptation of Wicked? (the book version, not the musical)  That would be pretty dang awesome.
 
2013-07-23 12:37:21 AM  

Shostie: Has anyone pointed out that Tin Man already exists?


Easily one of Costner's worst movies.
 
2013-07-23 01:01:10 AM  
Tell me more about the hooter-bat-monkeys, por favor.
 
2013-07-23 01:13:55 AM  

alaric3: Ummm... Tin Man (2007)?
A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz".
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910812/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1">http://www.imd b.com/title/tt0910812/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


I'm willing to watch a remake if Deschanel and Roberts actually do some naked pudding wrestling this time.
 
2013-07-23 01:41:39 AM  
It's going to be directed by Timur Bekmambetov. So, on the one hand, it could be 9, on the other it could be Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer.
 
2013-07-23 01:53:15 AM  
Oz never gave nuthin' to the tin man, that he didn't, didn't already have!
 
2013-07-23 02:26:33 AM  
Weird that there have been this many comments and no mention of the fact that Syfy already did this a few years back.

i46.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-23 02:29:38 AM  
The 1939 version that everyone loves is the 5th remake, whats one more?
 
2013-07-23 02:29:46 AM  
Go home, SyFy, you're drunk.
 
2013-07-23 02:36:29 AM  
I was kind of hoping that someone would've remembered a mini-series called "Tin Man", which was done before SyFy became NBCUniversal's biatch and decided to take the Bravo blue pill and wash it down with WWE sweat and shiatty chunks of celluloid.

It's a shame, too, as "Tin Man" wasn't half bad. But, of course, that means SyFy won't touch it with a stick.
 
2013-07-23 02:38:51 AM  

FormlessOne: I was kind of hoping that someone would've remembered a mini-series called "Tin Man", which was done before SyFy became NBCUniversal's biatch and decided to take the Bravo blue pill and wash it down with WWE sweat and shiatty chunks of celluloid.

It's a shame, too, as "Tin Man" wasn't half bad. But, of course, that means SyFy won't touch it with a stick.


Tim Man was OK.  I liked the sort of transcendental one they did with Mark Twain and Cortez more.
 
2013-07-23 02:49:29 AM  
Its not like Baum wrote 3 billion books about Oz and only 2 or 3 have been adapted or anything.
 
2013-07-23 02:50:57 AM  
Again?
 
2013-07-23 02:55:12 AM  
It's a good thing Syfy has never tried anything like this before.
 
2013-07-23 03:14:58 AM  
The book was political satire. They destroyed it in the 1939 movie.
 
2013-07-23 03:23:21 AM  

Surool: Again?


That trick never works.
 
2013-07-23 03:39:12 AM  
Oznado?
 
2013-07-23 03:45:47 AM  

docmattic: Oznado?


Munchkalanche.
 
2013-07-23 04:00:37 AM  

Therion: Tell me more about the hooter-bat-monkeys, por favor.


The 'reimagined' flying monkeys sprang to life magically from the evil queen's boob-tattoos of bats.
Really.

Like I said, there were actually some really interesting ideas in 'Tin Man'.  And hooter-bat-monkeys.
 
2013-07-23 04:26:22 AM  
Meh. I have once upon a time and grimm. I'm good on fantasy for now.

I would watch a sequel series to merlin though :)
 
2013-07-23 05:12:32 AM  

Lochsteppe: docmattic: Oznado?

Munchkalanche.


Wicked Sub Tropical Depression
 
2013-07-23 06:41:40 AM  
Already done.
colmhogan.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-23 07:21:22 AM  

Lochsteppe: docmattic: Oznado?

Munchkalanche.


That one sounds dirty.
 
2013-07-23 07:28:51 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Lochsteppe: docmattic: Oznado?

Munchkalanche.

Wicked Sub Tropical Depression


Red Shoe Diaries

Waitaminute....
 
2013-07-23 07:50:18 AM  
Didn't Siffy do this already? I seem to recall everyone dying of anthrax at the end.
 
2013-07-23 07:54:29 AM  
What is it about this story that requires it to be recycled and retold by creative hacks over and over and over?

Here's a PARTIAL list of adaptations - and I say that because I know there have been other comic books, video games, TV parodies, etc not listed on here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptations_of_The_Wizard_of_Oz

The Oz books were popular in their day (the Harry Potter of their era), but c'mon... the story is a cliche at this point, the remakes have been done to death, and the only version of the story anyone even cares about is the 1939 version.
 
2013-07-23 08:10:27 AM  

secularsage: What is it about this story that requires it to be recycled and retold by creative hacks over and over and over?

Here's a PARTIAL list of adaptations - and I say that because I know there have been other comic books, video games, TV parodies, etc not listed on here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptations_of_The_Wizard_of_Oz

The Oz books were popular in their day (the Harry Potter of their era), but c'mon... the story is a cliche at this point, the remakes have been done to death, and the only version of the story anyone even cares about is the 1939 version.




The books were not for kids when they came out.
 
2013-07-23 08:13:44 AM  
You know what would be a really crazy idea?

A pitch perfect adaptation of the batshiat crazy books...
 
2013-07-23 08:35:44 AM  

Galvatron Zero: You know what would be a really crazy idea?

A pitch perfect adaptation of the batshiat crazy books...


Unfortunately the Judy Garland version is so ingrained in people's minds that an accurate version is guaranteed to fail.
 
2013-07-23 08:38:57 AM  
I'm surprise nobody's mentioned Tin Man (2007) yet.  I remember that as being a fair to middling series.
 
2013-07-23 08:42:10 AM  

secularsage: What is it about this story that requires it to be recycled and retold by creative hacks over and over and over?

Here's a PARTIAL list of adaptations - and I say that because I know there have been other comic books, video games, TV parodies, etc not listed on here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptations_of_The_Wizard_of_Oz

The Oz books were popular in their day (the Harry Potter of their era), but c'mon... the story is a cliche at this point, the remakes have been done to death, and the only version of the story anyone even cares about is the 1939 version.


One of the trailers I saw this weekend before Pacific Rim was for the remastered version of the '39' film for IMAX/3D to be shown for one week only this August celebrating the 75th anniversary.  I'm kinda on the fence about this.  Flying monkeys in 3D could be cool.  But the clips that they showed were a bit blurry.  Maybe if they sync it to Dark Side of the Moon?
 
2013-07-23 08:43:35 AM  
I actually wasn't excited until I saw that SyFy is attached.  Chainsaws, exploding propane tanks, flying monkeys.  And you will know Wizard Ian Zeiring by the trail of dead..
 
2013-07-23 08:51:11 AM  
I suddenly had an image of muchkins being thrown from a Kansas tornado, killing innocent townspeople....

"We represent.... YOUR DEATH!!!"
 
2013-07-23 08:58:55 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Galvatron Zero: You know what would be a really crazy idea?

A pitch perfect adaptation of the batshiat crazy books...

Unfortunately the Judy Garland version is so ingrained in people's minds that an accurate version is guaranteed to fail.


I dunno. I think it's been long enough. Next year is the 75th Anniversary, right? Let's celebrate it in style!
 
2013-07-23 09:08:10 AM  
One word:

MUCHKINADO!!!!
 
2013-07-23 09:13:28 AM  
So, same as the original, but longer, and with worse acting and worse special effects. Got it.
 
2013-07-23 09:45:04 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers that abomination Tin Man. Hasn't SyFy done enough damage to Dorothy and Co?


Maybe they can throw in some ghost haunting investigation and wrestling into it.
 
2013-07-23 10:14:54 AM  

secularsage: What is it about this story that requires it to be recycled and retold by creative hacks over and over and over?

Here's a PARTIAL list of adaptations - and I say that because I know there have been other comic books, video games, TV parodies, etc not listed on here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptations_of_The_Wizard_of_Oz

The Oz books were popular in their day (the Harry Potter of their era), but c'mon... the story is a cliche at this point, the remakes have been done to death, and the only version of the story anyone even cares about is the 1939 version.


The problem is that only one book in a series of over 20 has been adapted ad nauseum. There are many, many more books that flesh out the world of Oz, and they are regularly ignored.
 
2013-07-23 10:17:01 AM  
Will it involve dropping a house (full of Sharks and Wrestlers) on Bonnie Hammer?
 
2013-07-23 10:18:52 AM  

alaric3: Ummm... Tin Man (2007)?
A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz".
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910812/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1">http://www.imd b.com/title/tt0910812/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


Came to say this.
 
2013-07-23 10:22:10 AM  

carrion_luggage: One word:

MUCHKINADO!!!!


Please get me a new keyboard.
 
2013-07-23 10:33:48 AM  
Kathleen Robertson and her hooter-bat-tats is the the only thing that made Tin Man watchable; I was rooting for her to beat Magic Pixie Dream Deschanel.

i361.photobucket.com

/mmmmm hooter-bat-tats
 
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