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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:11 am 
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Toto Recall: Disney now in the Wizard of Oz game too
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I'm kind of indifferent. I adore Return to Oz, and surely this will be nothing like it...not that it should be or anything. I don't know- is it weird that there will be 2 different Disney versions of Oz? Surely the characters won't look the same and Oz won't look the same. I don't know. It'll be interesting to see how the movie progresses.

And, as mentioned in a couple threads in the Movies section, there are a couple other Oz movies in development right now from other studios.

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"Brick?" Is this title following a new pattern set by "Tangled?" :p

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"Brick?" Is this title following a new pattern set by "Tangled?" :p


:lol:

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I don't know what to think of all these new announced projects. Though this does sound more promising than the ones WB and New Line are doing.


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I'm really tired of these odd ball "Oz" movies being made. I'll most likely see it for sure, but why can't studios just finally make film versions of the other original Oz books???? Or just get started on the damn Wicked movie already.... :lol:

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Brick? I can understand any other title, but Brick? :?


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Brick? I can understand any other title, but Brick? :?


not just Brick.....it's the Yellow Brick Road


Im guessing thats where the title is coming from....but really if its Called Brick......as the official title

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So, here's the big question..... Is it animated? Or even partially animated? If so, I'm totally intrigued. If not..... meh. Not quite so much.

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Why does this sound so familiar?


<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/J3Z24YfE6c0&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/J3Z24YfE6c0&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>
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Margos wrote:
So, here's the big question..... Is it animated? Or even partially animated? If so, I'm totally intrigued. If not..... meh. Not quite so much.


You know what would be interesting? Is if they went the Enchanted route, with the real world- AKA Kansas- being live action, and the fantasy world- Oz- being animated, preferably hand-drawn.


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You know what would be interesting? Is if they went the Enchanted route, with the real world- AKA Kansas- being live action, and the fantasy world- Oz- being animated, preferably hand-drawn.


I love it!!!! :pink:

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I honestly thought this was a joke when I saw the thread title. I'm not sure what to think. I adore The Wizard of Oz and love seeing new interpretations of it. That said, all of this scrambling to get a big budget version out is kind of overwhelming. Right now we have the following in the works:

- John Boorman's CG adaptation of the original book, which has yet to be picked up by an American distributor. It's due for release next year and is the only concrete one so far, though no casting info has been revealed. Out of all the ones floating out there, this is the one that's most in-tune with Baum's work.

- Universal's movie version of the musical "Wicked." They've always intended on making this into a film but were waiting for the right time so as not to take away from the show's revenue. Last I heard, a screenplay was being worked on last year. I wonder if this Oz onslaught is going to cause Universal to rush this one out sooner than they expected.

- Todd McFarlane's twisted version of the original story for WB. Supposedly, it's not based on his toy line but still emphasizes the more horrific (and according to him "sexier"?) aspects of the story. WB wasn't too keen on this interpretation last I heard, but McFarlane has pushing to get it made. Now WB is giving it another look it seems.

- Josh Olson's Return to Ozish sequel (called simply "Oz") for WB. This one's close to Tim Burton's Alice in that it's an original sequel, though Olson did say he implemented elements from the other books in this. Last he heard, WB liked the approach but thought the Harry Potter tone he deliberately took was took serious for Oz. Supposedly WB hired screenwriters to lighten it up. Now they're ping-ponging back and forth between this one and McFarlane's, unsure of which approach they want to take.

- Disney's "Brick" which does for the Wizard what "Wicked" did for the Witch: give the character new backstory and (I'm assuming) retell the events of the original story from his perspective. Considering this is Disney, I'm expecting it to have a "Wicked" tone so that it can appeal to a wider audience. I think it's safe to assume this'll be live-action, but anything can change.

Out of all the projects out there, Boorman's sincere adaptation interests me the most, especially after hearing some of his ideas to give the characters more depth (something that should work a lot better for Oz than it did in Burton's Alice).

I really, really want a Wicked movie, but I don't want one at the expense of a sloppy rush job. If it's going to be done, it needs to be done right. It's such an over-the-top, in-your-face type of presentation that it can either be absolutely astounding or utterly obnoxious.

I don't care for McFarlane's approach as it sounds like he wants to make this into something rather seedy. He swears it's going to be lighter than his toy line, but little he's said thus far makes me believe it's going to be anything one can emotionally invest in.

Olson's sounds really interesting to me, and the fact that he wanted this story to feel more like Baum's Oz gives me hope. I just don't want WB to make this so light that it feels inconsequential.

"Brick" sounds like it could be fun if done right, but with the success of "Wicked," I don't think it's wise to pursue this as it comes across as a knock off. If WB decides to pursue McFarlane's re-imagining, Disney should buy the rights to Olson's and get that one going.

And like others have said, it's amazing that with so many canon Oz sequels, people are either re-interpreting the first book or creating new sequels. Let's see where this all goes.

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blackcauldron85 wrote:
DisneyJedi wrote:
You know what would be interesting? Is if they went the Enchanted route, with the real world- AKA Kansas- being live action, and the fantasy world- Oz- being animated, preferably hand-drawn.


I love it!!!! :pink:


Me too! That would be so perfect! Now I'll be terribly disappointed if they don't do it that way!

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Brick? Sounds like a movie based on LEGO. :roll:


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Barbossa wrote:
Brick? Sounds like a movie based on LEGO. :roll:


Speaking of LEGO, I kind if think it would be interesting for Disney to do a LEGO movie. Heck; I'm still waiting for them to do Lego models of Disneyland/Disney World rides.


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DisneyJedi wrote:
Speaking of LEGO, I kind if think it would be interesting for Disney to do a LEGO movie. Heck; I'm still waiting for them to do Lego models of Disneyland/Disney World rides.


I believe they can't; Warner Bros. is already doing one - weirdly enough.

http://www.brothers-brick.com/2009/08/12/warner-brothers-announces-lego-movie-news/


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Brick? I don't like the name, It doesn't sound Oz enough to me or to other Oz fans probably as well. Why not go with a Wicked approach and go an do an animated version of The Rainbow Road to Oz instead.


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It looks like the film has been renamed "Oz: The Great and Powerful," and there's a possibility Sam Mendes will direct and Robert Downey Jr. will star:

http://twitter.com/prodweek/

I was interested before, but now that interest has increased. I never imagined Downey in the role (I always had in mind someone like John C. Reilly), but I have no doubt that he'd be brilliant in this. It's obvious Disney's trying to replicate their success with Alice (hiring an esteemed director, casting a big name actor in the lead). I really hope this goes well for them, assuming they don't lose the race to the first live-action Oz film of the decade (see my earlier post about other Oz projects floating around). I wonder if the team-up of Mendes and Downey will cause other big name celebrities to want to join the cast similarly to what happened with Burton's Alice.

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Brick sounds stupid. It's like getting a 3D brick thrown towards the audience, to bet bruises on their faces.


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Thank goodness they renamed it, there's nothing interesting or remotely charismatic about the former title . . . it works so much better for the Ben Folds Five song anyway. :p

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enigmawing wrote:
Thank goodness they renamed it, there's nothing interesting or remotely charismatic about the former title . . . it works so much better for the Ben Folds Five song anyway. :p


Renamed what? Just curious.


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