Feb 19 2010

The Most Badass Rendition of the Wizard of Oz You’ve Ever Seen

Published by at 3:00 pm under Images,Movies

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I’m going to assume this is from DeviantArt, since where the hell else would something like this come from? Someone just ripped it to Imgur without any artist credit, which is a bummer, because I’m definitely curious to see what else they’ve done after witnessing this badass piece.

Lord knows Tim Burton will probably try to remake The Wizard of Oz someday, and I guarantee it won’t look anything like this, which gives us Batman Begins‘ Scarecrow, The Wolfman‘s Cowardly Lion, and The Iron Giant‘s Tin Man. And college coed Dorothy of course. I would pay large amounts of cash to see this come to the big screen, but please, keep Burton away.

Seriously though, I’m stunned no one has remade The Wizard of Oz by now. It would likely be a travesty yes, but I think the Hollywood money machine would see lots of dollar signs coming from a 3D CGI-live action version of the film. Expect it announced within five years. I guarantee it. We’re making goddamn Battleship and Stretch Armstrong movies now after all.

Update: Frank found the artist.





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12 Responses to “The Most Badass Rendition of the Wizard of Oz You’ve Ever Seen”

  1. Frankon 19 Feb 2010 at 3:12 pm

    here it is. http://coltnoble.deviantart.com/art/Wizard-of-Oz-redux-74084246

  2. LAOon 19 Feb 2010 at 3:21 pm

    The artist certainly has talent, it is just too bad that instead of making something sensical out of the source material they went the tried and true “MORE EXTREEEEME” route.

  3. Madisonon 19 Feb 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Todd McFarlane actually has a pretty cool line of toys that reimagine the Wizard of Oz, but they’re a bit creepier than this.

    The KU T-shirt is a real nice touch.

  4. moron4hireon 19 Feb 2010 at 3:53 pm

    There was a recent update to The Wizard of Oz on the ScyFy channel called “Tin Man”

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910812/

  5. Jasonon 19 Feb 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Tin Man was actually a pretty damn good reimagining of The Wizard of Oz…

    It’s available on Netflix as an instant view for those who subscribe…

  6. Lolaon 19 Feb 2010 at 6:51 pm

    KU?!?!!?!?!?! i’m gonna go vomit in rage now.

  7. Laurenon 20 Feb 2010 at 12:14 am

    Oh yeah, 5 years or less….you’ve called it,

  8. Bethypantson 20 Feb 2010 at 1:26 am

    They did a remake of the Wizard of Oz, it is called “The Tin Man.” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910812/) It is not a direct copy of the original, but more of a re-imagining in a semi-steampunk type of way with a more adult feel.

  9. Geezon 21 Feb 2010 at 2:18 pm

    what is freaking problem with movies that are inspired by board games do you not have any imagination

  10. joebobillyon 21 Feb 2010 at 6:50 pm

    There was another theatrical remake many years ago called “The Wiz” with Dianna Ross and Micahel Jackson…..it sucked

  11. LAurenon 05 May 2010 at 6:34 pm

    SYfY redid it it’s called Tin MAn

  12. cmhon 06 May 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Thank you Frank.

    I also wanted to see what else this artist has done and looked up the deviantart gallery of ~ColtNoble. I found that his actual name is Tim Seeley and that he has a number of published comics to his credit including a series called “Hack/Slash”.

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