February 11, 2013 1:39pm PT by Borys Kit
Warner Horizon to Turn 'Oz' Into Fantasy TV Series with 'Red Brick Road'
Warner Horizon is going beyond the yellow brick road, picking up fantasy Red Brick Road as a potential series.
Story details are being kept behind the curtain, but the concept is described as a continuation of the Wizard of Oz story but told in a Game of Thrones fashion, filled with politics, intrigue and violence.
The show is created by Rob Prior, who has worked as a concept artist on several movies and in the graphic novel field.
Red Brick Road comes with some big names as exec producers including Mark Wolper, Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh.
Wolper and Lee are exec producing the much-buzzed-about A&E Show Bates Motel, which takes a prequel-style approach to the classic Psycho story.
Lee and Askarieh have Leonardo da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever set up at Warner Bros. Pictures, which is based an idea by Askarieh. Askarieh is also a producer on the Hitman reboot that will star Paul Walker.
John Middelston and Jeff Krelitz will co-exec produce Red Brick Road. Krelitz is working on Peter Panzerfaust, based on the comic book series, with Julie Gardner (Doctor Who) for BBC Worldwide.
Warner Horizon is the production home for Pretty Little Liars, which airs on ABC Family, and produces Rizzoli & Isles and Dallas for TNT.