Oz in the News 7.23.13

47499Timur Bekmambetov Takes on Warriors of Oz  A new vision of L. Frank Baum’s world of Oz is on the way from Timur Bekmambetov. Deadline reports that the Nightwatch and Wanted director will executive produce and potentially direct “Warriors of Oz,” a miniseries set to air on Syfy. The miniseries would follow modern day warriors on a journey through a post-apocalyptic future version of Oz taken over by an evil wizard. The Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion are to be reimagined as three warriors themselves, Heartless, Brainless and Coward.

There’s no place like Garland Street Fair  The Garland Street Fair, the annual tribute to Judy Garland and “The Wizard of Oz,” whirled through Garland Avenue. About 100 vendors showed their wares, while costumed revelers came to celebrate. And their little dogs too: Several brought their dogs dressed as flying monkeys for the occasion.

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