There are a lot of different Oz-projects in development. I for one am very interested in all of them and I thought it would be useful to list them here. Of course it is not certain that all these titles will see the light of day, and even if they do, a lot of the known information can, and most likely will be altered. But excitement should be shared. All titles, old and new, are chronologically ordered. I do not claim to include all Oz projects ever made.
Projects that are announced but not yet listed on IMDb:
Warriors of Oz (action-adventure miniseries from Syfy by Timur Bekmambetov, which follows a warrior from present day earth who is transported to the future and a post-apocalyptic Oz), Dorothy Must Die (CW drama based upon the upcoming young adult novel of the same name by Danielle Paige, in which a young woman from Kansas learns that she is destined to lead the people of Oz in the fight to reclaim their land from a power-hungry Dorothy).
Cancelled: OZ (by the Polish Brothers - thanks to MGM), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (John Boorman's faithful animated retelling), The Wizard of Oz (Warner Bros remake of the ’39 movie - what were they thinking anyway?)
The Wizard of Oz
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (102 mins.)
“ The one and only original. ” - Un-muted
An adaption of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African American experience. (134 mins.)
“ African American remake of the original tale. Based on the Broadway musical of the same name. To me this is a psychedelic atrocity. I just don't get it. ” - Un-muted
Return to Oz
Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful. (113 mins.)
“ A sequel to the original movie, combining the plots of both books 'The Marvelous Land of Oz' and 'Ozma of Oz' written by creator Frank L. Baum. ” - Un-muted
“ Anime adaptation of 52 episodes based on four of the original Oz books by L. Frank Baum. ” - Un-muted
“ In honour of the 50th anniversary of the 1939 movie musical, ABC created an animated sequel series. ” - Un-muted
Lost in Oz
(2000 TV Movie)
A group of contemporary young people are swept to the Land of Oz--only Ozma and the Wizard are missing, and no one knows why.
“ Television pilot script with Tim Burton as executive producer. Its story inspired the 2002 tv pilot. ” - Un-muted
Lost in Oz
(2002 TV Movie)
New take on the fictional world of Oz, as created by author L. Frank Baum, where a 20-something woman who leads a revolt against the powers that be in the mythical otherworld. (45 mins.)
“ WB television pilot for an original sequel series to The Wizard of Oz. Seek, and ye shall find! ” - Un-muted
(2005 TV Series)
Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth. (44 mins.)
“ 09x04 - Slumber Party introduces Dorothy, a hunter and daughter of American author L. Frank Baum who was one of the Men of Letters. She followed her father on one of his trips and got trapped in Oz where she worked with three freedom fighters against the Wicked Witch of the West. ” - Un-muted
A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz". (270 mins.)
“ A modern re-imagining of the classic story, from Syfy Channel. ” - Un-muted
Once Upon a Time
(2011 TV Series)
A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed. (44 mins.)
“ Once Upon a Time is taking a trip down the Yellow Brick Road. 03x13 - Witch Hunt will feature the Wicked Witch of the West. Let's hope more beloved characters will follow! ” - Un-muted
The Witches of Oz
Dorothy Gale discovers that her best selling novels are actually based on suppressed childhood memories of her time in Oz, and that she may be in danger of experiencing it all over again. (167 mins.)
“ Dorothy Gale, now a successful children's book author, learns that her popular books are based on repressed childhood memories and that the wonders of Oz are real. ” - Un-muted
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz
Children's author Dorothy Gale makes a decent living continuing her grandfather's series of Oz books... (101 mins.)
“ Apparently this theatrical release will not only be significantly reduced in time, but will also follow a different storyline and feature more and better special effects. ” - Un-muted
Oz the Great and Powerful
A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches. (130 mins.)
“ I thoroughly enjoyed Oz the Great and Powerful, though its casting could be better. Oz is colourful, but still recognisable. I love all references however small. Though the Wizard's backstory feels completed, I still have unresolved questions and long for more time in Oz. ” - Un-muted
(2013 TV Movie)
In this innovative problem solving series, Dot, Dorothy's daughter, goes off to Oz everyday with the children of the beloved characters from L... (17 mins.)
“ Educational children's tv series. ” - Un-muted
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Shortly after a tornado rips through her Kansas home, Dorothy returns to Oz to save her friends from a villainous jester. (88 mins.)
“ Animated musical sequel based on the book by Roger S. Baum. The voice cast looks great, I just hope the story is equally wonderful. They want this to be the first in a series
of Oz movies. ” - Un-muted
(2016 TV Series)
A modern reimagining of the stories that lead to 'The Wizard of Oz'.
“ NBC picked up this pilot to series. It's getting at least 10 episodes. Rejoice! ” - Un-muted
Red Brick Road
(2014 TV Series)
A dark re-imagining of Dorothy's adventures in OZ.
“ A dark futuristic continuation of The Wizard of Oz, a story of politics and intrigue set in the fantasy world created by Frank L. Baum. In development at Lifetime. ” - Un-muted
(???? TV Movie)
Focuses on a girl from Kansas City who falls for a man and moves with him to the Emerald City to work at his Emerald Hotel. (60 mins.)
“ A CBS medical soap based in New York City, inspired by the characters and themes from The Wizard of Oz. Yes this sounds peculiar, but hence all the more intriguing. Script only for now. ” - Un-muted
Dorothy Gale's granddaughter returns to Oz to fight evil.
“ N/A ” - Un-muted
Oz the Great and Powerful 2
Oz and Glinda have their first born child named Olivia. They don't tell Olivia that an evil spell has been cast on her by someone she never knew.
“ I feel there are many Oz stories left to tell, before Dorothy drops in. As long as they preserve the wonder and improve the acting and character development, I welcome subsequent (pre)sequels. To be honest, I am also looking forward upon Dorothy's arrival but I feel this should be the last chapter in Disney's Oz franchise. ” - Un-muted
A modern-day Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" gets trapped in a world of black magic, martial arts and monsters.
“ Stop-motion action-adventure movie, where Dorothy gets caught up in a whirlwind of warrior witches, black magic, martial arts and monsters. ” - Un-muted
“ A modern-time sequel where Dorothy, her grand-daughter and the child they're babysitting are magically transported
back to Oz. ” - Un-muted
“ Dorothy's great-great-granddaughter has to learn to wield the power of the ruby slippers. ” - Un-muted
The story of how a green-skinned woman framed by the Wizard of Oz becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. Feature film based on the Broadway musical.
“ After years of avoiding spoilers, I finally got the chance to see the musical and I was blown away. It has an incredible score, but also delivers an enthralling story. This is my all-time favourite musical and I cannot wait until this movie is made and I can watch it over and over and over again. ” - Un-muted
(???? TV Series)
A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of Oz's most famous (or infamous) characters... (480 mins.)
“ TV-series based on the book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. The book differs quite a bit from the Broadway musical, but it's interesting nonetheless. I'm already longing for the other books to become series as well. Pretty please? ” - Un-muted