Mike Johnson, co-director of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride wants to keep that creepy vibe going by doing a stop-motion project called Oz Wars based on the beloved and not quite so creepy original film. Johnson really wants to take the classic story and really turn it on it’s head. He imagines a world quite different from the original Land of Oz. Dorothy most definitely isn’t in Kansas or Oz for that matter anymore.
Oz Wars is planned to be:
a contemporary, freaky action-packed PG-13 audience pleaser, with Dorothy caught up in a whirlwind of warrior witches, black magic, martial arts and monsters.”
It is also said that,
“The Land of Oz will be re-imagined using stop-motion to create a world that’s dark, slick, sexy, and dangerous.”
The idea certainly sounds intriguing and the film is clearly not going down the classic yellow brick road. It’s venturing into uncharted territory and going down a road the beloved classic has not been down before.
So do you guys think this sounds cool or just totally ridiculous? Either way, I think it will certainly be done well. This has been something that Johnson has wanted to do for a long time now and says,
It’s long been a goal of mine to create a hard-hitting, grown-up action film using stop-motion animation. Oz Wars is my opportunity to do that.”
It’s certainly amusing no matter how old we get that we still enjoy animated films and that now, more than ever they are being made for us than for kids.