Syfy’s New Post-Apocalyptic ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Miniseries Sounds Amazing

By: 07.23.13  •  28 Comments

Judy Garland And Ray Bolger In 'The Wizard Of Oz'

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Syfy is teaming up with the Russian director of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to create a new Wizard of Oz miniseries. A few quick notes about their interpretation of the classic film:

  • Dorothy is a man now.
  • The film is set in a post-apocalyptic, future Oz.
  • The new male Dorothy is a warrior from the present day who has been been transported to Oz “to defeat the despotic wizard who rules over the land.”
  • His sidekicks in the battle — the scarecrow, tin man, and lion from the original story — are now fellow warriors named Heartless, Brainless, and Coward, because, hey, eat sh*t, subtlety.

Point being: Just when you think Syfy can’t possibly top themselves — I mean, for the love of God, the tornadoes had sharks in them — they go and give Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz a penis, arm her to the teeth, and send her to the future to overthrow a wizard tyrant. Well played, you insane bastards. Well played.

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