Friday, September 28, 2012

(Almost) Weekly Update: It's Friday!

I didn't blog last week, but I am back, so don't worry about it.

Anyhoo, After the Wizard will be available at Redbox kiosks on October 23rd. There will be a red carpet screening of the film in Memphis, Tennessee on Saturday, October 27th with star Jordan Van Vranken in attendance. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will go to the John McCormack Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House. The Facebook page for the event says "this event will sell out, so get your tickets early".

Our friends over at L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the visual effects in the film. You can watch that below...



Designs for limited edition Oz the Great and Powerful Vinylmation figures were released online recently...

The Wizard & Finley - Photo Courtesy of Vinylmation Kingdom.
Glinda & The China Girl - Photo Courtesy of Vinylmation Kingdom.
Jared and I were recently discussing how Oz the Great and Powerful could affect in-development Oz films such as John Boorman's 3D-animated adaptation, Dark Oz, Wicked, Drew Barrymore's Surrender Dorothy, Oz: The Return to Emerald City, and even Todd McFarlane's Twisted Land of Oz. 

If Oz the Great and Powerful is a huge success like Tim Burton's Alice was a couple years ago, it could very likely get the bigger studios like Warner Bros. interested in developing Oz-related films. If Oz:TG&P bombs like Disney's $200 million John Carter did recently, that could mean that... well, studios won't really be interested in making a movie like that. Feel free to leave your thoughts about it in the comments!

That's it for this week! Enjoy the weekend.

8 comments:

Eric said...

Can we please all stop pretending that Surrender Dorothy is in any way, shape, or form actually under development or in production? That dates back at least ten years, and was shelved some time ago. But when the current slate of Oz projects ramped up, some entertainment journalist probably found an old story on SD and included it in their report. From what I gather, however, it's pretty much dead.

However, if Oz, the Great and Powerful succeeds, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if someone approached Drew Barrymore about reviving it!

Angelo Thomas said...

Just for the record, I didn't say that the movie was at all in active development. Technically speaking, it is still in development at Warner Bros.

Colin Ayres British Fan Of Oz said...

Of course I hope that Oz the great and powerful does well.
That it spawns new movies to be made from the Baum sequels.
Regardless of the success or failure Wicked will be made either way due to the success of Musical World wide.

jayjaybones said...

To be honest as a loyal Oz fan of the original books I am glad Oz the great and powerful is going further and this 'faithful' adapation of the wonderful wizard of oz is not getting enough funding. alot of the ideas seem stupid like making everyone in oz munchkin size except Glinda,it does not work on the screen. Leave the wizard of oz alone movie makers it has been done to death time for new oz stories like the great wicked which need i not remind people is down to the less faithful adaption by MGM.

Jared said...

Jayjay, many of us on the blog team have invested in that independent version. While yes, there have been many adaptations already, there's no reason why they can't take another stab.

jayjaybones said...

I got to be honest i do wish they had invested in the marvelous land of oz that is a story we all want made to the big screen

jayjaybones said...

On another note i recently went to a Oz convention at a BFI, there was documentaries, clips from oz projects, and news (some of it regarding oz projects buried by studios long before return to oz) that i would like to share on the blog if anyone is interested let me know.

jayjaybones said...

On another note i recently went to a Oz convention at a BFI, there was documentaries, clips from oz projects, and news (some of it regarding oz projects buried by studios long before return to oz) that i would like to share on the blog if anyone is interested let me know.