Mitchell Kapner To Write "Oz: Great & Powerful" Sequel

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Mitchell Kapner To Write "Oz: Great & Powerful" Sequel

Despite decidedly mixed reviews, Disney's big-budget "Oz: The Great and Powerful" is tracking to open at $80-90 million this weekend in the United States.

The studio is obviously confident enough as they are already moving forward with a sequel. The studio has hired Mitchell Kapner ("The Whole Nine Yards," "Romeo Must Die") to write a script which would continue the adventures of James Franco's Oscar 'Oz' Diggs character.

Kapner came up with the concept, ideas and initial ...


Disney Pictures Plans "Oz The Great and Powerful" Sequel

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Disney Pictures Plans "Oz The Great and Powerful" Sequel

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 Vic ...


"Wizard of Oz" Rivals To Be Killed?

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"Wizard of Oz" Rivals To Be Killed?

Public domain - two words that studios love to hear. It is thought that almost every literary work over a century old falls under that rule, therefore any studio can adapt the works of Jane Austen, Mark Twain or Robert Louis Stevenson without a care.

L. Frank Baum wrote "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" back in 1900 and so many assume his creations from the Emerald City to Dorothy to the Cowardly Lion are safely in the public domain (the ´ruby slippers´ were an M ...


Boorman Helms CG Wizard of Oz

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Boorman Helms CG Wizard of Oz

John Boorman is attached to direct a $25 million CG-animated feature based on L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" says Variety.

The first toon pic of the "Deliverance" director, the film will be a direct non-musical adaptation of Baum's first Oz story and maintains the tale's main characters and settings.

Currently in pre-production, "Oz" is wr ...


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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A CG-animated adaptation of L. Frank Baum's original novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".

Director: John Boorman
Writer(s): John Boorman, Ron Mita, Jim McClain
Cast: Not Available

Release Date: To Be Announced
Official Site: Not Available
Distributor: Not Available
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Rating: Not Available

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