Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wizard of Oz Making a Comeback?

`Tin Man' Re-Imagines `Wizard of Oz'
No dancing down the yellow brick road for Zooey Deschanel, star of Sci Fi Channel's new Emerald City adaptation, "Tin Man." And no warbling "Over the Rainbow" a la Judy Garland, either.

"It's postmodern, more like Indiana Jones than a fairy tale," said Deschanel, whose Dorothy — the role immortalized by Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" — is a disaffected, motorcycle-riding waitress called DG.

At the same time, there is a stage play called Wicked which bills itself as "the untold story of the Witches of Oz."

And the latest VeggieTales video from Big Idea's increasingly lame repertoire is called The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's.

I didn't see what the big deal in the movie was, but I find it interesting that people are trying to bring it back in various new incarnations.

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