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[17 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Sam Raimi to Direct Wizard of Oz Prequel

Spider-Man‘s Sam Raimi has been confirmed as the director of Disney’s upcoming Wizard of Oz prequel, currently being titled Oz: The Great and Powerful and slated for 2013.
Another possible addition? Robert Downey Jr. as the wizard himself:
Deadline’s Nikke Finke writes, “Downey would play the Wizard of Oz before he became the Wizard of Oz … he’s in fact a circus wrangler transported by tornado to the mysterious world of Oz where he gets mistaken for a know-it-all.” Downey hasn’t committed to the role yet, and no release date has …

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[22 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]
News About Disney’s Wizard of Oz Prequel

News is trickling in about Disney’s new Wizard of Oz prequel!
Sam Mendes — a top pick for director who holds an academic understanding of children’s fantasy literature — will soon be meeting with Rich Ross and other Disney Studios executives to discuss the film, and Robert Downey Jr. is a favorite to play the Wizard himself.
The film would follow in the footsteps of Alice in Wonderland and be shot in 3-D, as the “Oz” set would benefit from the “z-axis” technology in the same way Alice did.
The film is being …