Well, boys and girls, it looks like this Wizard of Oz prequel is shaping up to be quite the project. Deadline reports that Spider-Man director Sam Raimi has hopped onboard Oz: The Great and Powerful, which will star Robert Downey Jr. in an origin story about the all-powerful Wizard; where he came from, and how he wound up becoming, well, the Wizard of Oz.
Robert Downey Jr., Sam Raimi, Wizard of Oz
its going to be good but i dont think any remake is going to compare or surpass the original
wow, people are actually fighting over something like being correct about where it is a movie or a prequel. I have read the book numerous time and fear that this movie will ruin the makings of Wicked in all of its forms. Wicked did not touch much about the "Wizard of Oz" just the Ozma and such, so maybe this will just be another prequel side twist along the lines of Wicked, yet for those who have read the book, will know that Disney will cut out more then half of the content that is in the Wicked book due to its adult nature and make it more kid friendly. We'll just have to wait and see!
wicked isnt a movie douche.
ManaC said a prequel. Since you are unaware of the definition, here it is.
A prequel is a work that supplements a previously completed one, and has an earlier time setting
There you go, genius
wow thanks for the clarification. did they teach you that in band camp..?
If Raimi is in fact on board I am 100% interested. Add Downey jr. and I am even more inclined to go see it! Add in also "in 3D" and I have to see this there no longer is a choice. I look forward to this!
I worked for the disney machine building movie sets on and off during my career..they we're the most unrewarding company I ever worked for..too bad they have to have a hand in such classics..robert downy is the man, and the only reason i would see anything associated with disney is because of him..
Um, I think there already is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz. It's called Wicked. Ever heard of it?
So true. Wicked is pretty much the prequel to Wizard of Oz. They should make that into a movie when it comes off of Broadway! :D
I had heard that they were planning on turning it into a film!
Sounds like a winner. Tapping into the right imagination could create quite the experience. My only hope is that they concern themselves more with the development of the characters and story and not blow it by making visual effects their priority. It would be nice to catch the release of a cinematic classic in the form of Wizard of Oz. I'm assuming that you won't see Downey Jr. slip into song and dance.
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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