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[13 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
New Trailer for Disney’s ‘Oz: The Great And Powerful’ Released

If you’re excited about Disney’s upcoming flick Oz: The Great And Powerful, you’re in luck – the official trailer for the film has finally been released.
This sort-of prequel to the classic Wizard of Oz tells the tale of how the illusionist ends up in Oz in the first place and becomes the well-known Wizard of Oz. The film stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff and Abigail Breslin.
The film will debut in theaters March 8, 2013, but you can watch the film’s trailer below. Does it …

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[4 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
First Look! Disney Shares the First Poster for ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’!

Are you anxiously awaiting Disney’s new fantasy flick, Oz The Great and Powerful?  We are, too!  And today, we are excited to share with you the FIRST LOOK at the film’s poster!
Oz The Great and Powerful, starring James Franco, is a prequel of sorts to the beloved Wizard of Oz, and tells the story of how the illusionist came to be blown into the Merry Old Land in the first place.  The film also co-stars Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff and Abigail Breslin.
Expect Oz The Great and Powerful in theaters on …

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[27 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ Filming Underway in Michigan

Production began on Oz The Great and Powerful in Pontiac, Michigan, earlier this week.  The film, which stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a snake oil salesman and magician with questionable morals, serves as a prequel to the legendary film, The Wizard of Oz.  Joining Franco will be Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz as witch sisters Theodora and Evanora, respectively, with Michelle Williams cast in the role of good witch sister Glinda.  Zach Braff will also co-star.
The film will center around Oscar’s tale as he is blown away by a tornado into …

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[26 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Release Date Set for Disney’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful”

Disney has finally confirmed a release for their upcoming version of the classic Wizard of Oz, titled, “Oz: The Great and Powerful.” March 8, 2013, is the magical date when you and yours will be able to sneak a peek at this 3D picture, directed by Sam Raimi.
Starring James Franco (now confirmed), Mila Kunis, and possibly Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams, “Oz: The Great and Powerful” is a prequel to the story we all know and love. It tells of the famous wizard’s arrival in Oz, where he joins forces …

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[21 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Oz, the Great and Powerful:  Robert Downey Jr. Out, Johnny Depp In?

Robert Downey, Jr. has reportedly backed out of the upcoming Disney film “Oz, the Great and Powerful.”  Seems his balloon won’t be landing in the Merry Old Land, after all.
The film, which is reported to be a prequel of sorts to the much-loved “Wizard of Oz,” will follow the wizard as a young performer, forced to leave the circus he’s traveling with, when his balloon is swept away by a tornado and…well, you get the point.  Sam Raimi is on board to direct the fantasy film.
The studio is in discussions …

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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 …

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[11 Mar 2010 | One Comment | ]
Disney Making Wizard of Oz Film

With a $210 box office smash hit for Alice’s opening weekend, Disney’s latched onto another famous “coming of age” story — the Wizard of Oz.
Joe Roth, the producer of “Alice in Wonderland,” is developing “Brick,” a film that focuses on the Wizard of Oz, himself, and his path to the seat behind the curtain in Emerald City. The story, which has the Wizard as a Kansas native, is being written by Mitchell Kapner. It will be based on other L. Frank Baum “Oz” books as well as original ideas.
Interestingly, …