How Many Oz Films Are In The Works, Anyway?

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How Many <i>Oz</i> Films Are In The Works, Anyway?

Ninety-one years after his death, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum is still the belle of the Hollywood ball.

As of yesterday, I could think of at least four Oz-related films in the works: the Sam Raimi-directed Oz: The Great And Powerful, a Disney prequel starring Robert Downey Jr.; two separate projects at Warner Bros., one of which may be Drew Barrymore’s rumored sequel Surrender Dorothy; and the animated musical Dorothy of Oz, starring Glee‘s Lea Michele.

But then this morning another film cropped — one that appears to have a jump on all the others: Via Cinema Blend comes a brief but atmospheric YouTube video for Oz, by the Polish Brothers (Mark and Michael Polish), who directed and starred in the 1999 independent film Twin Falls Idaho.

There’s not a lot to say about the clip, really; it’s a lovely sequence of a young Dorothy and the Lion — an actual lion — walking down a hallway. However, it’s certainly nice. The description under the video reads, “Hitting screens everywhere in 2011,” so I guess we’ll see …