News

Disney Plans Oz The Great and Powerful Sequel

Source:   Variety
March 7, 2013


As Sam Raimi's Oz The Great and Powerful prepares to hit theaters tomorrow, Variety is reporting that Walt Disney Pictures already has a sequel in the early planning stages. Mitchell Kapner (The Whole Nine Yards) has been brought in to provide a screenplay.

Inspired by the rich literary world of L. Frank Baum, Oz The Great and Powerful serves as a prequel of sorts to the first of Baum's 14 fantasy novels, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." That project was most famously adapted as Victor Fleming's 1939's musical The Wizard of Oz. There's no word yet on whether or not this proposed sequel might re-adapt that story, although there are certainly elements in the new film that hint at that possibility.

Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff and Joey King, Oz The Great and Powerful follows Oscar Diggs (Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, who is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. He thinks he's hit the jackpot -- fame and fortune are his for the taking -- that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Kunis), Evanora (Weisz) and Glinda (Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity--and even a bit of wizardry--Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.


| 20 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

New Photos from the Season 3 Premiere of Arrow
Shock Video: The Guest's Dan Stevens
Martin Campbell Targets Hunter Killer
Jack Huston Takes the Title Role in Ben-Hur Remake
A New Trailer for Revenge Season Four is Here
Captain Boomerang Heads to The CW's Arrow
Marvel's Agent Carter Adds James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis!
Another DC Comics Series Heads to FOX with Lucifer
This Week on Blu-ray and DVD: September 16, 2014
Three New TV Spots for FOX's Gotham Released
Problem Child Heads to Television
Nurse Jackie's Final Season Adds Mark Feuerstein
The Trailer for Listen Up Philip, Starring Jason Schwartzman
Cameras Roll on Vacation, Starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate
CS Video: Liam Neeson Takes A Walk Among the Tombstones
Chris Hemsworth to Headline I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac Extended Director's Cut Arrives October 2
The New Assassin's Creed Unity Co-Op Gameplay Trailer

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners