James Franco as "The Wizard of Oz" ?!?!?! WTF!?!?!

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James Franco as "The Wizard of Oz" ?!?!?! WTF!?!?!

Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I make it no secret that I'am a huge L Frank Baum fan. I have the man's face tattooed on my arm. Yes...seriously. So with that said I get a little touchy when it comes to people doing anything "Oz" related beacuse the books were so good that you really don't need to stray from the path Baum already set forth. So when I do see a blatent train wreck waiting to happen with anything "Oz" in the title I get a tad bit ticked.
I'm sorry here, but I really can not see James Franco as The Wizard, or the Great and Powerful, or The wonderful, or what have you, seriously can't.
Does anybody else feel there are certain books, or etc. that just should not be touched unless there going to stick to what is already provided? I just feel like it's an insult to Baum's memory. The man practicaly killed himself writing these books. He deserves better then some cheap rip off of his life work.
Disney can suck it!
10/06/2012
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LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I make it no secret that I'am a huge L Frank Baum fan. I have the man's face tattooed on my arm. Yes...seriously. So with that said I get a little touchy when it comes to people doing anything "Oz" related beacuse the books were so ...
James Franco is great!! He has charisma that a lot of people don't have.

But yeah, I don't like when people mess with my favorite books. I understand how you feel.
10/06/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
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Originally posted by LoooveMonkey
James Franco is great!! He has charisma that a lot of people don't have.

But yeah, I don't like when people mess with my favorite books. I understand how you feel.
I'm going to have to watch it, I need to, even if I hate it. I love James Franco in some movies, don't get me wrong, but as the wizard, I just can't see it. Or who would be the right fit for that matter.
10/07/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I like James Franco, but yeah I don't see him as that role.

I'm the same way with JRR Tolkien. I get all touchy when people mess up the books.
10/07/2012
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
I am so down with James Franco. I think he will do an amazing job in a crappy Disney version of a film that should be made by another film studio. The problem for me lies with Disney, not Franco. They will make it all sunny and la-di-da and not the Oz that Baum created. Lions Gate should be doing the movie! That would be a kick ass Wizard of Oz.
10/08/2012
peleusMD peleusMD
James kinda look good for an action movie. Wizard of Oz? Hmmmm. Lets see. EdenFantasys Logo
10/08/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
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Originally posted by SkylarrStarr
I am so down with James Franco. I think he will do an amazing job in a crappy Disney version of a film that should be made by another film studio. The problem for me lies with Disney, not Franco. They will make it all sunny and la-di-da and not ...
Agreed. Very dark and edgey. Baum went a little south after the second book and it seemed to be fueled by politics from his time. But yes, Lions Gate would crush this as a movie!
10/08/2012
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