Remember a few years ago when Todd McFarlane released a line of toys with his interpretation of L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz? Now that toy idea is going to be turned into a movie with McFarlane producing. Josh Olson, who did a History of Violence will write.
But I don’t think we’ll be seeing a bondage Dorothy.
“I saw those toys, and Dorothy as some bondage queen isn’t something I want to do,” Olson told Daily Variety. “The appealing thing about the Baum books to me is how wildly imaginative they are. There are crazy characters from amazing places. I want this to be ‘Harry Potter’ dark, not ‘Seven’ dark.”
McFarlane is hoping for some 2007 wow factor, but the plot specifics are being closely guarded. I’d just be happy with some 2010 wow factor, which is more likely when the film would be released.