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Disney considering alternate directors for ‘Pirates 5’ if Rob Marshall turns down offer to return

An offer has been out to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall to direct a fifth ‘Pirates’ movie for some time now, but he’s been noncommital. Because of that, Cinema Blend reports that Disney has begun considering other alternatives should Marshall decline.

The directors Cinema Blend mentions are Shawn Levy, Sam […]

Zach Braff joins Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful

Zach Braff is in final negotiations to join Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful. Braff will play the role of Frank, described by Deadline as “the loyal but under-appreciated assistant to Oz (James Franco), a charismatic circus magician who is treated as a powerful wizard after his balloon blows off course into Oz […]

Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful set for March 2013

Disney has set a March 8, 2013 release date for Sam Raimi’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful.

The film will star James Franco as a circus magician / the Wizard, with Mila Kunis on board as Theodora, Michelle Williams in talks to play the good witch Glinda and Rachel Weisz […]

Michelle Williams cast in Oz: The Great and Powerful

Michelle Williams will play the Good Witch, Glinda in the ‘Wizard of Oz’ prequel Oz, The Great and Powerful. The Disney project, directed by Sam Raimi, stars James Franco as the Wizard and Mila Kunis as Theodora. Rachel Weisz is in negotiations to play the Wicked Witch, Evanora.

Source: Variety

Rachel Weisz in talks to join Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful

Deadline is reporting that Rachel Weisz is in talks with Disney to join the Sam Raimi-directed ‘Wizard of Oz’ prequel Oz: The Great and Powerful. If cast, Weisz would join James Franco (Oz) and Mila Kunis (Theodora) as Evanora, the evil witch sister of Theodora.

Oz: The Great and Powerful is scheduled to hit theaters […]

New Line moves Final Destination 5 up two weeks to August 12 + Apollo 18 and Sam Raimi Horror Project get new dates

New Line has pushed up the release of Final Destination 5 from August 26, 2011 to August 12. Weinstein Company is taking advantage of the shift by moving Oren Peli’s Apollo 18 out of 2012 (formerly January 6, 2012) and slating the film for August 26, 2011.

In other release date dates, Lionsgate has pushed back […]

Mila Kunis and James Franco confirmed for Oz, the Great and Powerful

Variety has confirmed that Mila Kunis has finalized her deal to star as Theodora in Sam Raimi’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ prequel Oz, the Great and Powerful. Kunis will star opposite James Franco, who will be playing Oz.

Filming on Oz, the Great and Powerful begins this summer with a release expected in 2013.

Mila Kunis cast in Sam Raimi’s Oz, The Great and Powerful

Vulture is reporting that Mila Kunis has been cast as Theodorah / the Wicked Witch of the West, in Sam Raimi’s Oz, The Great and Powerful. Kunis will star opposite James Franco in the prequel to the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz”:

The closely guarded Oz script, reimagined most recently by […]

James Franco in early talks to star in Oz, the Great and Powerful

James Franco is said to be in early talks to star in Sam Raimi’s prequel Oz, the Great and Powerful. Robert Downey Jr. was originally eyed for the role but he pulled out two and a half weeks ago. Johnny Depp was then in discussions, but Heat Vision | THR says he passed last night:

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Sam Raimi confirmed for Disney’s Oz: The Great and Powerful

Sam Raimi has committed to direct Disney’s ‘Wizard of Oz‘ prequel Oz: The Great and Powerful with David Lindsay-Abaire also boarding the project to rewrite the script:

I’m told that Disney now expects Raimi to start production next year. Meanwhile, the studio has hired for rewrite duty David Lindsay-Abaire, who just adapted […]

Sam Raimi to direct adaptation of Earp: Saints for Sinners

Sam Raimi has been tapped by DreamWorks to adapt the Radical graphic novel Earp: Saints for Sinners. Comic creator Matt Cirulnick will write the script for the project, which re-imagines Earp “in a future in which he takes on outlaws in a ravaged society where the only boomtown left is Las Vegas.”

The Heat Vision […]

Sam Raimi offered Oz, The Great and Powerful

Sam Raimi has reportedly been offered the director’s chair for Oz, The Great and Powerful. The project is a prequel to the 1939 MGM classic The Wizard of Oz with the script having been written by Mitchell Kapner.  Disney wants to begin shooting sometime this year.

Source: Vulture