Syfy to Turn ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Into a Dystopian Battlefield

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From The Huffington Post:

Move over, “Sharknado”: Syfy is taking on “The Wizard Of Oz” and this time, it’s getting twisted.

According to Deadline, director Timur Bekmambetov is teaming up with the network for a miniseries project, titled “Warriors Of Oz.” Described as a re-imagining of the classic story of Dorothy and co., “Warriors Of Oz” will center on a warrior who is “transported to a post-apocalyptic future Oz where he must team up with three other warriors, Heartless, Brainless, and Coward, in order to defeat the evil Wizard who has enslaved the land,” Deadline reports.

This isn’t the first time Syfy has ventured into the land of Oz. In 2007, the network aired the successful miniseries “Tin Man,” starring starring Zooey Deschanel, Neal McDonough, Alan Cumming, Raoul Trujillo, Kathleen Robertson, and Richard Dreyfuss.

Not convinced that “Warriors Of Oz” is for you? OK, but remember that Syfy is the network that brought you this.

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