Even with the trend of turning toy lines into feature films, I don’t really think anyone saw this coming. Todd McFarlane (responsible for the action figure lines such as Spawn and LOST) will be teaming up with Josh Olsen (History of Violence) to bring his warped twist on The Wizard of Oz to life on the big screen.
Todd’s take on the classic is decidedly edgier than the original story, and McFarlane’s Twisted Land of Oz action figures have a cult following among collectors. Olson’s vision will tame that down a bit.
“I saw those toys, and Dorothy as some bondage queen isn’t something I want to do,” Olson told Daily Variety. “The appealing thing about the Baum books to me is how wildly imaginative they are. There are crazy characters from amazing places. I want this to be Harry Potter dark, not Seven dark.”