Warner Bros Wants Zemeckis For ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Remake Based On Original MGM Script

By | Tuesday November 16, 2010 @ 3:59pm PST
Mike Fleming

Whenever you remake a revered Hollywood film, there’s bound to be controversy, but going right to the original material is certainly an interesting approach. Warner Bros is in early talks with Robert Zemeckis to direct a live-action remake of … Read More »

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Sam Raimi Commits To Disney ‘Oz’ Take, While ‘Rabbit Hole’ Scribe Will Rewrite

Mike Fleming

While Disney topper Rich Ross and production president Sean Bailey have been beating the drum on both coasts for Tron: Legacy and Tangled, they have just solidified their next 3D event-sized family film followup to Alice in Wonderland. The studio has received a commitment from director Sam Raimi to Oz: The Great And Powerful as his next film. Raimi had become attached to Oz in June, with the hope of landing Robert Downey Jr to play the title character.  At the time, Raimi was also hot and heavy into the Legendary Pictures property World of Warcraft and it became a footrace to see which Raimi would make after dropping out of a 4th Spider-Man. Read More »

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