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Are You Tired of Wizard of Oz Remakes and Spinoffs?

Variety recently reported on the next Wizard of Oz variation, Dark Oz, based on a comic series. Fugee member Pras Michel has optioned the rights and will produce the trilogy as three separate films, and will also star as Scarecrow. Apparently the Dark Oz storyline "follows an older Dorothy Gale in a 'gothic and more macabre' setting as she journeys through Oz."

Sometimes it seems like the Wizard of Oz tale has been told and retold a gazillion different times, most recently with the Tin Man series on the Sci-Fi network.

What do you think of Wizard of Oz remakes and variations? Is enough enough? Or is this story full of endless possibility?


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AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
I love the Wizard of Oz - yes, my fav movie and I've seen all the spinoffs, adaptations and whatnots. I'm giddy over more!
joetrip joetrip 9 years
My 2-year old LOVES the Wizard of Oz. And asks me to sing with her every chance she gets. Here’s a video of us singing Over the Rainbow:
jacy33 jacy33 9 years
I really liked the Tin Man, and would love to see wicked!
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
Tin Man was awesome. I really like seeing the various takes on this, Alice in Wonderland and also Peter Pan. They are all rife with creepy weirdness. Love!
Wicked Wicked 9 years
^ and a sequel I guess. It just gives your more insight on the story.
Wicked Wicked 9 years
I've never heard of these variations before. Wicked is the best but it's a prequel.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I agree with you there, Katjakatja. I'm so sick of Alice in Wonderland remakes.
I love the original Wizard Of Oz! I watch it every time it's on TV. I haven't seen (or even heard of) these remakes/adaptions, but I'm not really interested in seeing them. Wicked hasn't come to Australia yet, but I might have to check it out when it does, based on your comments. What remake I'm really sick of though, is Alice In Wonderland. There are like a million remakes of it and more coming out! Enough already!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
can't they come up with anything new?
gingirl gingirl 9 years
I loved the Tin Man series on SciFi! It was so inventive, and so much fun to watch. I think The Wizard of Oz is a classic story, but all classics could do with a little touching up every now and again. True, some will be really bad, but others could be just as good as the original.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
Linny Linny 9 years
i'm 23 years old and i have never seen the wizard of oz. i don't intend to watch it either.
JessNess JessNess 9 years
I would like to see Oz movies based heavily on the original books...even the original movie deviates from Baum's original books
emalove emalove 9 years long as they're somewhat creative and put a new spin on the story.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
While I loved Wicked on Broadway, I'd be happy if there were no more spinoffs or remakes.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
Haha, I think 'The Wiz' was the only real spinoff I really couldn't get into. Other than that, I haven't seen the 'Tin Man' show, but I liked the 'Return to Oz', 'Wicked' and the sequel book to 'Wicked.' The 'Dark Oz' series would be interesting, I think. The "Wizard of Oz" series of books always struck me as being way more dark and ominous than the movie anyway.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I agree with ALSW
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
TASTEthiss, I loved the Wiz also.
lms lms 9 years
I don't have a problem with it. I am going to see Wicked next month.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
nah - as long as they make sure that it's not the same as the original it's fine with me. i remember 'return to OZ' or whatever the second one was called and i really liked it. dark yes, but good.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
All about the classic.
TASTEthiss TASTEthiss 9 years
I've never heard of these shows and Im not interested in viewing them. However, I loved The Wiz and Wicked is an amazing production so I guess I dont mind the spinoffs.
divinelight divinelight 9 years
I love the Wizard of Oz! It was one of my favorite movies as a child. I also love Wicked. It was amazing when I saw the tour last summer. Any adaptation is fine by me!
Happsmjc Happsmjc 9 years
I've never been that into the Wizard of Oz but just recently saw Wicked and LOVED IT! But, I loved it because it completely changed the idea of the Wizard of Oz--anything along those lines I would like! (For instance a Wicked movie, along the lines of Chicago/Hairspray!)
lesley1216 lesley1216 9 years
Wicked is the best thing on I can't wait for more adaptations!
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