Oz born again in Raimi pre­quel

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

The Wizard of Oz never quite goes away. There was John Boor­man’s side­ways take in Zar­doz. Diana Ross got on down the road in The Wiz. Then there was Wal­ter Murch’s de­cid­edly weird Re­turn to Oz. Now it seems that Sam Raimi is clos­ing in on a pre­quel to the durable 1939 clas­sic. The story finds the faux-wizard ar­riv­ing in Oz and, some­what to his sur­prise, be­ing treated as a class of guru.

James Franco is set to play the wizard, with Zach Braff tak­ing the role of his as­sis­tant. Michelle Wil­liams and Rachel Weisz are also on board. Could it be a hit? Well, just think how much money that new ver­sion of Alice in Won­der­land made. Raimi’s flick will, of course, be in stupid 3D.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.