Someone, somewhere at the SciFi Channel has a big, massive balls. Re-imagining the classic and much loved Wizard of Oz is a little arrogant especially given SciFi Original's track record. Some of the movies are stellar but a lot of them disappoint.
Tin Man is "a modern re-imagining of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz on the Sci Fi Channel". That is Wikipedia's description of Tin Man. I read the plot on Wikipedia and it seems the the basic story will be the same but there are things that are way different from the original 1939 movie. I think the differences will be enough for viewers to accept this project as it's own entity. It's also probably best to keep in mind that this isn't a re-make.
Another thing that eases my concerns about this movie is the cast. When I saw that Alan Cumming was on the cast list, I was elated. The first stand out thing that I remember him in is Titus. He was amazing in that film. He was also Nightcrawler in X-Men 2. Next for drooling is Neal McDonough. He was in Star Trek: First Contact and Minority Report. Zooey Deschanel played Trillian in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie. Richard Dryfus will play The Wizard of Oz.
I'm going to stifle my expectations and hope that this is as fun as it sounds.Tin premieres sometime in December 2007.
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