A mysterious teaser trailer has appeared online for Michael and Mark Polish’s aptly titled “Oz,” as in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz series from author L. Frank Baum. Over the past year we’ve been hearing a lot about the property and various adaptations of the story including one based on the man himself starring Robert Downey Jr. Since that project is still in development, imagine our surprise when we saw this short but sweet teaser featuring what looks like Dorothy and a not so cowardly lion…
Some think that Oz might be a teaser for an upcoming prequel but I have to disagree. This could possibly be from an actual remake or different adaptation because Dorothy is a lot younger in the books than she is in the 1939 film with Judy Garland. Don’t be fooled by the movie magic, she was supposed to be a child not a teenager. There’s a reason the studio originally wanted Shirley Temple in that role.
I’m not sure how I feel about this trailer because it’s under a minute long and it’s just one shot. There’s not much to decipher. Besides this questionable piece, and Oz, The Great and Powerful, Drew Barrymore is said to be working on a Wizard of Oz sequel entitled Surrender Dorothy. Is the Wizard becoming the new vampire? Does everyone have to make one?
What do you think of the teaser trailer for Oz?