Home » Archive

Articles tagged with: Wizard of Oz prequel

Disney Movies »

[29 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Mila Kunis Signed to Play a Witch in “Oz: The Great and Powerful”

Fresh off the success of indie film “Black Swan,”  Mila Kunis will be working Disney into her busy schedule.
Negotiations have been circling for quite some time, but Disney has now officially signed Kunis to play one of three witches in “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” a prequel to the classic 1930’s film “The Wizard of Oz.”
Kunis will play Theodora and co-star opposite James Franco.  The young Oscar nominee takes on the role of a snake oil salesman/illusionist who ends up whisked away by a tornado to Oz, where he will fight …

Disney Movies »

[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 …