Oliver Twist to turn crime fighter in Hollywood reinvention

Reimaginings of literary or historical characters remain popular in Hollywood, with Wizard of Oz prequel Oz the Great and Powerful due to follow Tim Burton’s blockbuster 2010 fantasy pseudo-sequel Alice in Wonderland into cinemas in March. As well as the Sherlock Holmes films, in which Robert Downey Jr portrays a pugilistic version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s sleuth, the past year has seen wildly revisionist films such as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters hitting the big screen.

Oliver Twist to turn crime fighter in Hollywood reinvention | Film | guardian.co.uk.

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