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.'
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Hollywood's 3D reissue craze might be slowing down a bit in the wake of underwhelming returns for releases like 'Finding Nemo 3D,' but it hasn't stopped entirely. In fact, this fall, Warner Bros. will celebrate the 75th birthday of 'The Wizard of Oz' by sending a newly restored print to theaters for a special one-week run in IMAX 3D.
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!
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.