New STAR TREK Comics Will Re-Imagine the Original Series and Lead into STAR TREK 2

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It doesn’t look like we’ll be getting Star Trek 2 until late 2012 at the earliest, but fans who need their fix can head down to their local comic shop.  IDW Publishing recently launched a new Star Trek comic series that takes episodes from Star Trek: The Original Series and tweaks them to accommodate the Enterprise crew created in the new timeline from 2009′s Star Trek.  This makes absolutely no sense since the whole point of the alternate timeline was to create new adventures.  “The first few issues of the series are adaptations of TOS episodes, as the ‘new’ crew encounters some of the same threats the original crew did,” explains Star Trek 2 co-writer Bob Orci, “but with differences that reflect things like Kirk being a younger captain and Spock losing his homeworld.”

But not all the comics will undermine the benefit of an alternate timeline.  Hit the jump for details on how the comics will set up the sequel.

CORPSE BRIDE Co-Director Mike Johnson to Direct OZ WARS

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Because the world needed yet another freaking Wizard of Oz re-imagining/sequel/prequel, director Mike Johnson (Corpse Bride) has signed on to helm the CG/stop-motion flick Oz Wars for Vanguard Films.  Variety reports that the script (written by Rob Moreland and Athena Gam), “is a transformation of the Oz narrative, with Dorothy caught up in a whirlwind of warrior witches, black magic, martial arts and monsters against a contemporary backdrop.”  Johnson (who also worked as an animator on The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach) says his take on the Land of Oz re-imagines the world as “dark, slick, sexy and dangerous.”  Throw in the word “sticky” and Oz Wars may as well take place on the floor of a nightclub.

Hit the jump for what Vanguard chief John Williams had to say on the film and a refresher on the other Wizard of Oz projects in development.

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