Back in 2007, Spawn-creator Todd McFarlane made a line of toys called The Twisted Land of Oz. He wanted to do a movie version, a dark re-imagining of Wizard of Oz — Dakota Fanning was rumored to star. Now, apparently, that project is dead, but according to Pajiba, a family-friendly Oz sequel developed parallel to McFarlane’s version, Oz: The Return to Emerald City, is moving forward at WB. From Pajiba‘s source:
It’s a modern-day sequel. The story centers on Dorothy Neil, a bright and ambitious young lawyer for a prestigious law firm in Chicago. Neil is the grand-daughter of Dorothy Gale, who is now an old woman living in Kansas and telling her tales about her time in the land of Oz to a new generation of kids. However, trouble is afoot in Oz, as a new witch is destroying the magic that keeps the entire place running. While babysitting her boss’ kid, the kid and Dorothy Neil are brought back to Oz and united with the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow and tasked with killing an evil witch and restoring order in Oz.
Huh, well that… certainly… sounds like… a movie. Look, all I’m saying is if a house landed on a witch’s top half, but her bottom half was just laying there with her dress pulled up… I’d probably go to town. I mean why waste it, right? What. What. Oh sure, I’m the weird one.