Good Idea? Bad Idea?

Posted: February 8, 2011 by chad98036 in Uncategorized

"You’ll see ‘The Wizard of Oz’ like you’ve never seen it before," he said, explaining the musical will be given a "steampunk" concept without making changes to the movie script version.

Steampunk is a sort of underground movement that surfaced in the 1980s and ’90s, mixing ideas from Victorian Britain and the American Old West with modern technology — lots of gears, goggles and steam power.

For the upcoming "Wizard of Oz," for instance, there’ll be a big gear logo representing the letter O.

Dorothy’s Kansas farm will be more present-day than 1930s, and Oz will be an alternate reality setting.

h/t Fark

  1. Veeshir says:

    Good idea? Bad Idea?
    Depends on compared to what.

    The problem is they’ll screw the whole thing up.
    Aunty Em will be abusive so Dorothy will be running from her and being helped by the benevolent lady from the gov’t who just wants to make sure Toto is safe and well cared for and loves the environment so she rides a bicycle wherever she goes.
    The end will have an uplifting bit about the gay wizard “coming out” of the closet from behind the curtain.
    The only good thing would be casting Liza Minelli as the Wicked Witch, except they’ll cast her as the good witch and screw that up too.

  2. aliceaitch says:

    Eh, it’s community theater.

    Now if they try to fuck up my Wizard of Oz in a movie, I’ll be up in arms.

  3. Veeshir says:

    Wait, you clicked the link and read the article?
    Someone take away her password.

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