Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
World’s First Look At New Dawn Of The Planet Of Apes Footage
Andy Serkis Caesars the moment
First Clip From Star Wars Rebels
TIE Fighter take down
Max Greenfield Says Hello My Name Is Doris
New Girl star in new comedy
Teaser For Orange Is The New Black Season 2
Piper goes for the throat
Captain America Remains In Command At US Box Office
Rio 2 still second but Transcendence disappoints
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
27 February 2014
Warner Bros. Digs Minecraft
The game has been optioned for a potential movie
More Movie News

Sci-fi Oz Coming To The Small Screen
Warners following the Red Brick Road

12 February 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

If it feels like you can't move for young adult stories at the moment, you're either trapped under a bookcase or you've noticed the avalanche of adaptations currently cartwheeling to the screen as Hollywood searches for the next Harry Potter / Hunger Games / Twilight franchise. Warner Horizon are hoping their newly commissioned TV series, Red Brick Road, will provide something similar on the small screen with a "darkly futuristic" take on Frank L. Baum's source material.

Created by Rob Prior, a concept artist and graphic novelist, Red Brick Road promises to bring a Game Of Thrones edge to Munchkin land. Blood, dynastic conflict and swordplay. Kansas? Pah. The brick road isn't even yellow anymore.

Warner Horizon, the television arm of Warner Bros., will be hoping to surf the wave of interest in Baum's creation that's stirred up Sam Raimi's Oz The Great And Powerful to bring the fantastical land to new generations - although, frankly, if they haven't seen the original, they should have a word with themselves.

Judging by Prior's concept art (above), a Tin Man with shades of Nazgul about him, that's not the only surprise in store. We can't wait to see what the Cowardly Lion looks like.

Piloting the production is an experienced TV production team that includes Mark Wolper and Roy Lee (Bates Motel) and Adrian Askarieh (Leonardo Da Vinci And The Soldiers Of Forever, Hitman).


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

DreamWorks Plans Turbo TV Series
Netflix will screen snail show
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
20 Not So Super '-Men' That Won't Star In A Film Any Time Soon
Forget your Batmen, your Spider-Men and your Ant-Men… Meet 3-D Man (and his pals)

The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

The 10 Most Exciting Movies At Cannes 2014
Empire's pick of the Croisette's finest

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)