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Oz Gets Bloody in Red Brick Road

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Warner Horizon is banking on the continued popularity of public domain with its plans to develop a fantasy series that promises a darker take on L. Frank Baum’s beloved Oz novels.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Red Brick Road is billed as “a continuation of the Wizard of Oz story but told in a Game of Thrones fashion, filled with politics, intrigue and violence.” However, details are being kept under wraps.

The project was created by Rob Prior, who’s worked as a concept and comic book artist. Red Brick Road has Mark Wolper and Roy Lee (Bates Motel) signed on to executive produce along with Adrian Askarieh who has a film called Leonardo da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever set up at Warner Bros. with Lee.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XNSG46XGRGJCS6V3ZLCZ7YXWEY Ian

    Sounds absolutely horrible.  This show won’t make it past a dozen eps.

  • Egg

    Of course The Hollywood Reporter is comparing it to Game of Thrones, even though it isn’t even made yet.  A few years ago, they would have compared the ‘political intrigue’ to the Tudors instead.

    People have been doing this for years with fantasy and they ALWAYS go too far, like the Tin Man series that essentially made everything in Oz part of a futuristic military state, changing essentially the entire premise of everything in order to make it work.

    Don’t tell me: Red Brick Road will be in a dystopian fantasy world, with the Tin Man as a man in a gas mask and Dorothy as a sexy, spunky, sarcastic girl in her early 20’s?