Hip Hop artist and film producer Pras Michel is set to produce and act in a trilogy of movies based on the Caliber/Arrow comics title 'Dark Oz', according to today's Variety.
The comic presented a dark retelling of L. Frank Baum's original novels, re-casting the conflict in OZ as a "gothic and more macabre" war story. Created by writers Ralph Griffith and Stuart Kerr with art by Bill Bryan, It was originally published as 'Oz' by Caliber Comics in 1994. In 1997 it moved to Arrow Comics and was retitled 'Dark Oz'. It appears that the books will be republished again by
Transfuzion, the new start up by Caliber chief Gary Reed.
The live-action film is said to be ready for production later this year, with Michel appearing as the Scarecrow in the movie.