Saturday, June 26, 2010

Raimi & Downey on Disney's new "Wizard" origin

Sam Raimi(Spider-Man, Evil Dead, Drag Me To Hell)has been confirmed for directing Disney's upcoming Oz, The Great And Powerful movie which will tell the origins of the actual Wizard of Oz on his journey from America to Oz and how he became the title character. Raimi has said that the movie will go over various elements of the Wizard's story from the L. Frank Baum books, to which he will add some of his own creativity to for the movie. Robert Downey Jr.(Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes)has stated that he's interested in playing the Wizard in the movie, although nothing solid at this time.

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