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Done Deal: Sam Raimi to Direct Oz - The Great and Powerful

According to, Disney has signed Sam Raimi to direct Robert Downey Jr. in the prequel to The Wizard of Oz, Oz: The Great and Powerful.
"I understand that talks to hire Raimi for Oz: The Great And Powerful turned into a deal last night," reports "It's a coup for new studio bosses Rich Ross and Sean Bailey, who are rolling the dice big-time by hoping that this pic will be a global hit like the billion-dollar-grossing Alice In Wonderland. Downey will play the Wizard Of Oz before he became the Wizard Of Oz circa the 1939 iconic film: 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. This will be Raimi's first firm project since he exited Spider-Man 4, which prompted Sony Pictures to reboot the entire franchise earlier this year. Now the only question is whether Sam Raimi can do what Tim Burton just did. Based on Spidey's blockbuster box office, it's a good bet."
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