Production Art from Boorman’s ‘Oz’
Ain’t it Cool News reports that the just-announced John Boorman Wizard of Oz project has been in development for some time. It now is learned that Boorman has been fascinated with L Frank Baum’s creation for some time and production art has been polished as seen below.
The site notes, “The screenplay is reported to read very dark (by design) and they may even be voice casting. Expect Boorman to use his connections to bring in some strong voices.
“Look for a return to the book, Including the fact (from the book) that the Tinman is a Munchkin and shorter than Dorothy. Look for Dorothy to be a tomboy…a real Kansas farm girl. There is even some information on Dorothy’s parents (Dorothy’s mom is Aunt Emily’s sister).
“The Emerald City was descried as sitting on a plateau over endless waterfalls sending up a witch proof veil of mist.”