I know what you're probably thinking: How many Wizard of Oz movies is Hollywood planning on shelling out because it feels like a gazillion? My answer: I have no idea, but I'd prepare for a whole bunch. This particular one is called Surrender Dorothy, and it's been around since 2002 when Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction) wrote a script that was to star Drew Barrymore as the great-great granddaughter of Dorothy. The details are a little scarce, but apparently this great-great granddaughter must break out the ruby slippers in order to protect Oz and Earth from the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wizard of Oz is a great movie, and even with whatever sequels and prequels coming out, it will still be in the future. I've seen the character sketches for the animation feature film Dorothy of Oz (which are coming along great!) and even though it has a new spin on the classic it still looks as though it will be a success!
NO NO NO.....
Wizard of Oz should be left alone.
It was and still is a great movie.
Drew Barrymore? She may be
talented in some ways but to recreate
a movie like this, i think not! Don't do it!
For the sake of man kind please dont.
What is the world coming to? I'd rather
the play Wicked turned into a movie. So
the people who cannot pay 40 bucks to
see it in L.A. can see it for 10 right down
the street! Just make it a book and leave
it at that.
i think its worth giving it a try, right?
i think its worth giving it a try right??
Yes Whip It! It was really hard to read such an obvious mis-type. I remember hearing Drew Barrymore was going to star in Surrender Dorothy years ago, about the time Ever After was released. As a fan I was very excited but had written the story off as dead, glad to see it is coming back!
I think you mean "Whip It"? Still need to see that.
Well the recent rush of OZ rumored films is due to the books being out so long they are reaching the end of copyrighted protection. Once a book reaches a certain time point it becomes fair game to make into movies, or whatever. The only problem Drew's movie may face is the ruby slipper thing. They were not in the orig. book and the rights to them are actually owned by MGM. All rights on those are still the property of MGM, who was paid heavily for their use in the return to Oz film.
You people saying she's qualified need to get your brain checked. Did anyone see that crappy Roller Derby movie she made (the only film she's directed) - or how about those TERRIBLE McG Charlie's Angels movies that showcase her producing skill! Barrymore is going to mess this up... not even remotely qualified for something of this magnitude
absolutely; she has an intuitive instinct into this genre, I think she'll do just fine.
I am a fan of the original and loved what Sci-Fy did with Tin Man. I like it when they try to come up with new things that are attached to the Wizard of OZ. Wicked was another favorite. I don't know how Drew would do on this but wish her all the best taking it on and hope its not a disappointment to a long time fan of the original. I would love to see what Tim Burton could do with it. I love his work and he would do amazing Im sure. :)
I don't really have an opinion concerning Drew Barrymore as a director, but we really don't need a sequel to The Wizard of Oz: Return To Oz already took care of that most nicely! As for a re-imagining, i'd say that Sci-fi Channel already hit the bullseye with their Tin Man. I feel it's past time for Hollywood to stop with these reboots and sequels to (relatively) ancient franchises and start coming up with something original for a change!
If you want an epic movie, get someone who knows how to make one!
If a huge whiz-bang special effects blockbuster of a Wizard of Oz sequel is what Hollywood wants, get James Cameron to do it!
The special effects used in Avatar to create Pandora applied to the Oz universe would be fabulous! And yes, bring back the majesty of a great musical score, of songs that people will be humming for generations. And yes, cast true character actors that can play the parts and shrug off their egoes. Make this a picture for the Ages. The profits will still be there. The old Judy Garland version can still bring tears to our eyes at the end, that it was such a beautiful film.
You bring up a very good point with regards to the special affects of James Cameron.
Nobody's mentioned The Wiz! Maybe a good reason NOT to do another sequel, but mentionable, nonetheless.
next stop-----academy-----best director
I don't know if she is the right person to direct this but for sure I know The wizard of Oz it's a Classic movie and as that whoever wants to direct it should follow the same script and story because is a beautiful one. Please if someone is going to redirect this movie make sure you keep it simple and inocent as it was when it came out for the first time in black and white. Please Drew show us that sensible part on you that we all love. Good luck if you get to direct this amazing story!.
I don't think this project will be difficult for her to handle. But I hope that they start working on the film right away & it doesn't need to be in IMAX format or 3D
I just don't know that this would ever be a world-wide, resounding hit, but I think Drew does posess that glint of a child inside, which would be what it would take to do a straight out sequel to the MOVIE "Wizard of Oz". There are so many facets to this topic, what w/the original Baum series of books, the original movie, the Wicked series of books, and the Tin Man series on t.v. It would require extreme attention to detail, considering none of the actors will be the same. I like the idea of it being based on Dorothy's great-great granddaughter, because that would just leave the mystic effects of the stories passed down generation to generation of Dorothy's original journey. Dusting off Ruby Slippers to save world; how cool is that???
Drew certainly has the talent and another very important quality, the sense of wonder to do it. I'll admit some concern over her lack of experience and having not yet developed her own style, yet, we've seen several movies that have had "untried" directors blow us out of our seats. So, I say, Go Drew! Best of luck and I can't wait to see what you make of it! Do it your way. Stay away from Maguire's work. They're great stories, but too much happens inside the characters. You'll never make anyone who loves those happy! I'll see it!
Can you say "Train-wreak"?
Drew has been around a long time and grew up in a film family. I think she is capable of directing this film because of her vast experience around and in the movie business. Good luck Drew and I hope it is a hit for you
i agree she could do it even though it is a risk. to be a good film though it will need to be able to stand on its own and continue to story at the same time. i look forward to see it .
Gregory Maguire's series and squels would be best suited. Wicked, Son of Wicked, A Lion among Men, would give many opportunities for sequels by a proven author.
please leave the Wizard alone ,dont bring down the memory of a GREAT movie
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