Disney green lights Wizard of Oz remake


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So the House of Mouse is to remake one of the three movies that should never be remade..(the other two are Casablanca and Gone with the Wind)

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I'll withold judgement until I know more..but having said that I really enjoyed "Oz the Great and Powerful" and if Sam Raimi stays on board it could be something very special.

Scarab Sages

I would hope that they don't do a remake of the wonderful musical but rather a new take on the original story - that could work (and if done well, stand on its own).


I wonder if people will name their kid "Dorothy" again


DM Wellard wrote:

So the House of Mouse is to remake one of the three movies that should never be remade..(the other two are Casablanca and Gone with the Wind)

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I'll withold judgement until I know more..but having said that I really enjoyed "Oz the Great and Powerful" and if Sam Raimi stays on board it could be something very special.

There is nothing in the article about remaking Wizard of Oz at all. All it says is the newest Oz movie may get a sequel, just like pretty much every other movie that makes any money lately.

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Just watched the Oz prequel right now... anyone else noticed the exceptional number of Star Wars references?

1) When all the winged apes fall asleep in the flower field, on of the wicked sister shouts, "It's a trick", much in the same tone as "It's a trap!"

2) The non-green wicked sister shots lightning at the good fearie in EXACTLY the same way as the emperor attacks Luke with force lightning

3) When appearing in cloud form, Oz claims that now that his physical body is dead, he became more powerful than anyone could imagine. Anyone remember Obi-One's words to Darth Vader? "Strike me down and I'll become more powerful than you could ever imagine"... and when he died he was stripped of his physical form...

There are some more stuff that I can't seem to remember now.

Hopefully the next movie won't have any gungans in it :P

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So you forgot about the Whiz? And the Muppets version?

They shouldn't remake the musical though. They should make a new movie based on the books.

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It'd be nice to see a book accurate version of the Wizard of Oz. Just saying.


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Oz..is a far darker place than people think, there are some distinctly nasty things that happen in the books.

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They should do a movie of the Wicked musical, be really good IMO.

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I would love a closer adaptation of the first Oz novel. However, that would probably be a financial flop since parents would be shocked by some of the stuff that makes it on the screen and would compare it unfavorably to the 1939 classic.

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Oh right, the Watchmen effect. (Also known as the "Hey Kids! Let's go watch a superhero movie!" effect.)


Lord Snow wrote:

Just watched the Oz prequel right now... anyone else noticed the exceptional number of Star Wars references?

1) When all the winged apes fall asleep in the flower field, on of the wicked sister shouts, "It's a trick", much in the same tone as "It's a trap!"

This more likely a reference to Raimi's Evil Dead movies.


NO! STOP! No more g*+@@!n OZ remakes! We get enough on TV as it is!

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Oh... *feels embarrassed*


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DM Wellard wrote:
So the House of Mouse is to remake one of the three movies that should never be remade..(the other two are Casablanca and Gone with the Wind)

The version of Wizard of Oz you are picturing in your memory with Judy Garland is a remake. Indeed, it is not even the first remake of Wizard of Oz :)

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
Oh... *feels embarrassed*

S'okay.

*hugs*


NO! NO NO NO!


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DM Wellard wrote:
Oz..is a far darker place than people think, there are some distinctly nasty things that happen in the books.

part of me hopes that a new Oz movie would be done in the same spirit as Return to Oz. That film was creepy and awesome. Especially the Nome King.

"You had her, and you let her escape... YOU HAD HER AND! YOU! LET! HER! ESCAPE!"


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Rysky wrote:
Thomas Seitz wrote:
Oh... *feels embarrassed*

S'okay.

*hugs*

Thank you Rysky.


Too soon!


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DM Wellard wrote:
and Gone with the Wind)

I assume this is because it's not a very good movie?

Yeah, I said it. Put up your dukes and fight me!

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Kobold Cleaver wrote:
DM Wellard wrote:
and Gone with the Wind)

I assume this is because it's not a very good movie?

Yeah, I said it. Put up your dukes and fight me!

Needs more Jar Jar?


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Kobold Cleaver wrote:
DM Wellard wrote:
and Gone with the Wind)

I assume this is because it's not a very good movie?

Yeah, I said it. Put up your dukes and fight me!

Somehow, at the moment, I don't feel afraid of getting into a flame war. (I'll probably regret this by the end of the day.)

I hated the movie Gone With the Wind. Scarlett was an unlikable brat, and none of the characters were interesting.

Many years after seeing the movie, I read the novel.

Twice.

And loved it.

But I still wouldn't think it's a good idea to remake the movie, because I feel that no movie could possibly do the novel justice. A movie couldn't get inside the characters' heads, nor delve into their past history. (I'm thinking of Scarlett's parents in particular.)

I've described my reasons for liking the book here, by the way.

And as long as I'm making these controversial statements, I might as well get on topic. Much as I loved the 1939 Wizard of Oz movie as a child, I have - as a big fan of L Frank Baum's Oz books - a serious issue with the movie. Actually, I have several issues, but the main one is the movie's repeated emphasis that the whole Oz adventure was a dream. What made the novel series so appealing to me as a child was that Oz was a living, breathing place, full of characters who had their own lives.

So making a new Wizard of Oz movie could be a good idea, if it's done right.


Aaron,

Firstly, I never was that much into Southern movies. So you not liking it is fine.

Never read the book because I never had any interest.

Frankly there have been SO many adaptations, (TV, movie, TV movie) that I just don't think there will ever be a 'quote' satisfactorily take 'end quote' version EVER. So yeah you might not like the original, but it's not like they haven't TRIED since 1939...


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Frankly, Aaron, we don't give a damn.


the David wrote:
They shouldn't remake the musical though. They should make a new movie based on the books.

As Eric Hinkle mentioned above, Disney tried that in 1985. I thought it was great, but unfortunately it tanked.


Why don't they redo the adventures of buckaroo banzai?


I think that's coming in 2025, Orville.


I think in the 1920's and 30's there were a lot of non-Baum versions of Oz, stage and silent movies. My local library didn't have very many of the original Oz books, but I guess I could find them online now.


Vic Wertz wrote:
Kobold Cleaver wrote:
DM Wellard wrote:
and Gone with the Wind)

I assume this is because it's not a very good movie?

Yeah, I said it. Put up your dukes and fight me!

Needs more Jar Jar?

Gone with the Jar Jar? When do we get to see that? We ALWAYS need more Jar Jar!!!


Sharoth,

Only if he becomes a Sith and Darth Maul kills him...

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