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"Warners Inks Jackson to $1 Bil OZ Remake"

Post by Josh » January 8th, 2007, 8:26 am

According to the Sydney Sunny Press, Warner Bros. is giving Peter Jackson $1 billion to create a brand-new, CGI Wizard of Oz film.

Ain't It Cool News has the full article. :wink:

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Post by Ben » January 8th, 2007, 9:44 am

Funny.

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Post by Meg » January 8th, 2007, 3:58 pm

:lol:

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Post by Mitch » January 8th, 2007, 4:18 pm

No word yet on who will play the Wizard, but some speculators are suggesting Tom Hanks.
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Post by Daniel » January 8th, 2007, 4:29 pm

Oh, why not! :lol:

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Post by ShyViolet » January 8th, 2007, 4:47 pm

Wha....? :?






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Post by Daniel » January 8th, 2007, 5:06 pm

Exactly! ;)

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Post by ShyViolet » January 8th, 2007, 6:39 pm

I bet Peter Jackson LOVED Return to Oz.... :)

It's more like a horror movie than an Oz film! I bet this will be similar to that. :wink:
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Post by Meg » January 8th, 2007, 9:04 pm

My favorite bit was the whole thing with Toto being a real dog/CGI. Very funny.

(I'd love to see an Oz remake, though, but in 2-D and with *ahem* me directing. :P)

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Post by droosan » January 8th, 2007, 9:09 pm

It's a fake news story, ShyViolet .. :P

Peter Jackson is pretty well 'booked' for his next few films .. and even WETA Digital is gonna have its hands 'full' for the next few years, now that production has begun on James Cameron's Avatar. A project with the size/scope of The Wizard of Oz isn't likely to involve either; at least, not at the moment ..

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Though, The Wizard of Oz has seriously 'under-utilized' potential, as a film franchise. There are 14 books by L. Frank Baum alone .. and dozens more by other authors.

One of my favorite Baum books is Dorothy and the Wizard In Oz, an underground adventure not unlike Journey to the Center of the Earth .. in one of the subterranean lands they visit, everything is made of wood (even the birds, and the people who live there); that sequence alone could inspire fantastic visuals in the hands of a talented production design team. :idea:

I happen to love Return to Oz, which to me 'feels' much more like the book series than the 1939 musical. Perhaps it was made 20 years too soon; in today's environment of successful children's book films ( Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, A Series of Unfortunate Events, etc), a film like Return to Oz would almost certainly have several follow-up sequels in development ..
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Post by Daniel » January 8th, 2007, 9:19 pm

I knew that. 8)

Did you even click the link, Vi? :P

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Post by ShyViolet » January 9th, 2007, 3:12 am

No. :wink: :oops: :? :P :roll: 8)





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Post by Daniel » January 9th, 2007, 4:44 pm

Shame! ;) :) :P

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Post by Meg » January 9th, 2007, 4:45 pm

Hey, is the story about M Night Shamalay-malay-man directing an Avatar: The Last Airbender true? Becuase it sounds even more ridiculous than Jackson directing an Oz remake.

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Post by Daniel » January 9th, 2007, 4:55 pm

:shock:

That is a bit farfetched. I mean, why do a little anime looking cartoon when you've been doing movies?

I say its false.

EDIT: - wow, I guess it is true. The only diference is, he's doing a live action adaptation.

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