OZ: The Great and Powerful

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Re: OZ: The Great and Powerful

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:14 am

i wonder if he borrowed any bricks from the yellow brick road to use for his gold teeth.
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Re: OZ: The Great and Powerful

Postby TheButcher on Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:55 pm

'Oz's' Journey: 3 Studio Chiefs, Multi-Ethnic Munchkins, James Franco Scores $7 Million
THR pulls back the curtain on Disney's $200 million gamble to repave Hollywood's beloved yellow brick road.
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Re: OZ: The Great and Powerful 2

Postby TheButcher on Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:55 am

From Variety:
Disney Planning ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)
Mitchell Kapner penning sequel to 'Oz the Great and Powerful'
Marc Graser wrote:Disney already is prepping a return to Oz.

Studio has commissioned a follow up to “Oz the Great and Powerful” from screenwriter Mitchell Kapner, who co-wrote the first film with David Lindsay-Abaire.

While no plot details are yet available, Kapner can work with what’s featured in L. Frank Baum’s novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” which is public domain. But he can’t use any of the iconic creative additions from the original film — Dorothy’s ruby slippers, for example — as Warner Bros. owns the 1939 film.

“Oz The Great and Powerful,” which bows Friday, is considered a prequel to the earlier film. Disney declined to comment on sequel plans.

Kapner’s previous bigscreen credits include “The Whole Nine Yards” and “The Whole Ten Yards.” Grant Curtis and Joshua Donen also are producers on “Oz.”

The Mouse House tapped Kapner several months ago to work on the sequel, with the studio confident in the playability of the Sam Raimi-helmed film starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. Fantasy pic has received mostly favorable reviews by critics and is expected to open around $80 million this weekend domestically.

Disney isn’t looking to wait too long to get a sequel into theaters, especially as it turns to well-established brands and characters as the basis for its high-profile tentpoles. Similar fantasy fare waiting in the wings at the studio include “Maleficent,” based on “Sleeping Beauty,” and “Cinderella.”

After Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” generated $1 billion, in 2010, it tapped Linda Woolverton to pen a sequel to that film.
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Re: OZ: The Great and Powerful

Postby Ribbons on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:31 am

Wait, wouldn't the sequel to this movie just be The Wizard of Oz?
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Re: OZ: The Great and Powerful

Postby so sorry on Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:22 pm

Ribbons wrote:Wait, wouldn't the sequel to this movie just be The Wizard of Oz?


I think they are bridging the gap between the original film and the prequel, creating a new genre of films: the in-betweenquels.
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Re: OZ: The Great and Powerful

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:43 pm

i think they're following the Marvel model. next we'll get origin stories for the cowardly lion, the tin man, and the scarecrow. don't forget to stick around after the credits if you want to see sam jackson recruiting each of them to join his new league of heroes, the Ozvengers.
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Re: OZ: The Great and Powerful

Postby Spandau Belly on Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:24 pm

Hopefully they'll get Cilian Murphy back as The Scarecrow.
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Re: OZ: The Great and Powerful

Postby so sorry on Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:07 pm

Spandau Belly wrote:Hopefully they'll get Cilian Murphy back as The Scarecrow.



And Robert Downey Junior as the Ironman...I mean Tinman.
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Re: OZ: The Great and Powerful

Postby Ribbons on Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:08 pm

TheBaxter wrote:i think they're following the Marvel model. next we'll get origin stories for the cowardly lion, the tin man, and the scarecrow. don't forget to stick around after the credits if you want to see sam jackson recruiting each of them to join his new league of heroes, the Ozvengers.


I'm in.
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Re: OZ: The Great and Powerful

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:24 pm

Spandau Belly wrote:Hopefully they'll get Cilian Murphy back as The Scarecrow.


no, that's DC dammit. DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS!!!

so sorry wrote:And Robert Downey Junior as the Ironman...I mean Tinman.


downgraded from iron to tin. man, that sequester's a bitch!
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Re: OZ: The Great and Powerful

Postby papalazeru on Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:58 pm

TheBaxter wrote:
Spandau Belly wrote:Hopefully they'll get Cilian Murphy back as The Scarecrow.


no, that's DC dammit. DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS!!!

so sorry wrote:And Robert Downey Junior as the Ironman...I mean Tinman.


downgraded from iron to tin. man, that sequester's a bitch!



After a few sequels he'll be aluminiuman
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Re: OZ: The Great and Powerful

Postby BuckyO'harre on Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:13 am

papalazeru wrote:
TheBaxter wrote:
Spandau Belly wrote:Hopefully they'll get Cilian Murphy back as The Scarecrow.


no, that's DC dammit. DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS!!!

so sorry wrote:And Robert Downey Junior as the Ironman...I mean Tinman.


downgraded from iron to tin. man, that sequester's a bitch!



After a few sequels he'll be aluminiuman



Not so fast, limey, it's an American production so he'll damn sure be called Aluminumman.
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Re: OZ: The Great and Powerful

Postby Al Shut on Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:40 am

Poor bastards can't afford a second i, that sequester's a bitch!
Note to myself: Fix this image shit!
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Re: OZ: The Great and Powerful

Postby Ribbons on Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:28 pm

Ribbons has seen OZ: The Great and Powerful for 24 hours now...

I have to say, I was not a fan. It might be because I was looking forward to it more than most people, but I was actually disappointed. I liked the basic outline of the story, but it all seemed too rushed to make an impact, especially the evolution of the Wicked Witch of the West (spoilers: it's Mila Kunis). It doesn't help that she can't really hold her own with Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams, who I'm still amazed they got to do this film. James Franco was okay, and he certainly throws himself into the role with enthusiasm, but there are times where he lacks the Punky Power the scene calls for. Some of the landscape shots are beautiful, and it has a certain Raimi charm that's always welcome, but I can't help but think that it might have been a better match for a different director, or at the very least could have benefitted from some more time in development. Overall it's a worthy successor to Alice in Wonderland: not terrible, but not deserving of the colossal success it's already achieved.
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Re: OZ The In-Betweenquel Begins: Aluminumman of Justice

Postby TheButcher on Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:10 am

New WIZARD OF OZ Prequel In Development, Based On HOW THE WIZARD CAME TO OZ
A new prequel to The Wizard of Oz is in development from RamStar Studios, based on a 1991 novelization by author Donald Abbott.
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