Stop us if you've heard this one before, but it seems 'The Wizard of Oz' has landed another house on the upcoming TV development season. Following news that CBS had an eye toward adapting Frank Baum's 1900 classic as medical drama 'Dorothy,' NBC has begun development on its own fantasy take, 'Emerald City,' utilizing a darker, 'Game of Thrones'-influenced approach to the classic story.
Oz: The Great and Powerful
'Oz the Great and Powerful' hits DVD and Blu-ray on June 11, and to help get you excited for the release of the 2nd biggest film of 2013 so far, we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the bonus features. And those of you that think that practical effects are dead are really going to love this.
For the second week in a row, 'Oz the Great and Powerful' lived up to its title and dominated the box office. One of the newcomers managed to fare surprisingly well in the face of Sam Raimi's blockbuster...but another simply got crushed.
Now that Disney's 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' swept away the box office this past weekend, all but assuring a sequel with or without the participation of director Sam Raimi, the race is officially on to capitalize on the classic 'Wizard of Oz' tale that largely exists in the public domain. Plenty of efforts past and future could arrive to challenge 'Oz: The Great and Powerful,' but might Dorothy come to TV in a new 'Game of Thrones'-style series titled 'Red Brick Road?' Get the scoop on Warner Bros.' new TV project inside!
After a series of increasingly dire weeks at the box office, 'Oz the Great and Powerful' arrived and shook things up in a major way, earning the first truly massive opening weekend of 2013 and setting the table for all kinds of Oz-related content in the near future. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing is something that we'll let you judge.
'Oz the Great and Powerful' opens in theaters today and, as we reported last night, Disney is already looking forward to 'Oz the Great and Powerful 2' in the future. But while they may be able to get the cast to return, director Sam Raimi says he has no interest in stepping back behind the cameras for an 'Oz the Great and Powerful 2.'
'Oz, The Great and Powerful' is in theaters this weekend, and while the film serves as an origin story for the Wizard of Oz, it's the women who are truly great and powerful.
When it comes to tentpole studio releases, there's a pressure to get the next one made two or three years after the first, simply so the brand is still in people's heads. The best way to get a jump on that is to start prepping the sequel before the first film is released, and because (at least with these films) the script is often the cheapest part, it's no surprise that Disney has already commissioned someone to pen a sequel to 'Oz: The Great and Powerful.'
With 'Oz the Great and Powerful' in theaters this Friday, it's time for a little refresher course on the world of Oz. If all you know of Oz comes from the films, then you have quite a lot left to discover about this wacky, magical realm. L. Frank...
Yes, we love Jennifer Lawrence, but we can't forget about our first love, Mila Kunis. While J-Law was busy giving the middle finger at the 2013 Oscars and having an awkward encounter with Jack Nicholson and just being all-around awesome, Kunis gave one of the most entertaining and hysterical interviews we've ever seen while she was promoting her upcoming flick 'Oz, The Great and Powerful.'