Hip-hop artist Pras Michel of the Fugees optioned film and TV rights for the comic series Dark Oz, originally published by Caliber Comics. Michel will produce three separate films as a live-action version of the comic trilogy and will star as the Scarecrow.

According to Variety, Dark Oz follows an older Dorothy Gale in a "gothic and more macabre" setting as she journeys through Oz with the characters known by millions via Frank L. Baum's "Wonderful Wizard of Oz."

Plans to begin production are scheduled for the end of 2008.