Tin Man brings twist on Oz to the small screen
While we reported about an in-the-works film remake of The Wizard of Oz a while ago, coming much sooner is a Sci Fi Channel reimaginging titled Tin Man. And while the former provides a dark, frankly creepy look at the series' concepts, the the latter may actually offer an adult (as opposed to adolescent male) take on the series.
The series takes its source from the same Frank L. Baum novels as everything else, but will be trying to tell the classic story in a more serious manner. And more action-packed. "It's postmodern, more like Indiana Jones than a fairly tale," the series' Dorothy proxy DG, Zooey Deschanel, told the Associated Press. Not everything is necessarily reimagined, either, as part of the series's effort is to bring things closer to the books rather than the iconic film adaptation that everyone is familiar with. This is a welcome change for those of us who remember how strange the original series was, from the brain-carrying flatheads to the Deadly Desert.
Tin Man premiers December 2 on the Sci Fi Channel. Check out the series trailer below:
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