The Wizard of Oz is getting its fair share of big screen adaptations, but no one is looking to recreate the classic 1939 classic anytime soon. First up is Disney with Oz: The Great and Powerful starring James Franco and directed by Sam Raimi. This film is a prequel to the classic tale which looks at how the wizard arrived and ruled the land of Oz.
Check out the trailer below.
The one that I am looking forward to is currently only in rumourville but I really hope it gets a big screen adaptation and that is Wicked. I was lucky enough to see the Tony award winner Idina Menzel perform the part of the ‘wicked’ green witch Elphaba in the West End production of the Broadway hit. Wicked runs alongside The Wizard of Oz but shows how the green witch is simply misunderstood. Stephen Daldry is set to direct, but who will play Elphaba?