Hollywood is currently trying to make a Wizard of Oz prequel happen, and apparently Robert Downey Jr. is in talks to play the title role. File this under: “Hold me and tell me how to feel about this, because I just don’t know….”
The Los Angeles Times reports that screenwriter Mitchell Kapner has finished a screenplay based on several L. Frank Baum. The script follows a young Wizard as he comes to Oz from Kansas to do wizard shit. Or something. Apparently, the Wizard in the prequel is darker and more complex, which is why producers think Robert Downey Jr. is perfect for the role. Disney is also throwing around Sam Mendes’ name as a possible director.
You know, I’m okay with this as long as the new Wizard of Oz syncs up perfectly with a Pink Floyd album. I’ll also be extra okay with this if Snooki and Gary Coleman play members of the Lollipop Guild. They need the work.