Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Good Idea? Bad Idea?

"You'll see 'The Wizard of Oz' like you've never seen it before," he said, explaining the musical will be given a "steampunk" concept without making changes to the movie script version.

Steampunk is a sort of underground movement that surfaced in the 1980s and '90s, mixing ideas from Victorian Britain and the American Old West with modern technology — lots of gears, goggles and steam power.

For the upcoming "Wizard of Oz," for instance, there'll be a big gear logo representing the letter O.

Dorothy's Kansas farm will be more present-day than 1930s, and Oz will be an alternate reality setting.

h/t Fark

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