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Robert Downey, Jr. in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz for Disney?!
« on: October 06, 2010, 06:10:49 PM »
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The man behind Army of Darkness is going to meet the wizard...

Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is now set to stand at the helm for Disney's future version of The Wizard of Oz.

Production is set to start next year, but the studio has hired David Lindsay-Abaire to rewrite the script. It is described as a more focused look at the world of Oz. They are still hoping to land Robert Downey Jr. for the lead role, but Downey Jr. has turned down offers for this project before.

Disney will have the Universal Wicked musical to compete with. New Line and Warner Bros. had a similar project lined up, but it fell apart when Guillermo Del Toro declined.

http://www.411mania.com/movies/news/156421/%5BMovies%5D-Sam-Raimi-to-Direct-the-Next-Wizard-of-Oz.htm

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Re: Robert Downey, Jr. in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz for Disney?!
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 06:14:17 PM »
My first thought? At least it's not Johnny Depp and Tim Burton.


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Re: Robert Downey, Jr. in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz for Disney?!
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 06:23:31 PM »
Yawn. Let me know when Uwe Boll's version is announced.


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Re: Robert Downey, Jr. in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz for Disney?!
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 06:35:22 PM »
Robert Downey Jr. should just play the entire cast.
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Re: Robert Downey, Jr. in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz for Disney?!
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 06:40:00 PM »
Oddly, this has me wondering which role Bruce Campbell would be the most awesome in.  Sam Raimi has that affect on me.

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Re: Robert Downey, Jr. in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz for Disney?!
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 07:17:00 PM »
agreed. Bruce would be an awesome sarcastic cowardly lion




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Re: Robert Downey, Jr. in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz for Disney?!
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 09:16:49 PM »
Oddly, this has me wondering which role Bruce Campbell would be the most awesome in.

The Guard at the door of Emerald City.   :D

All I ask from this is....can they cast a child as Dorothy this time?  Garland was a teenager, Diana Ross was in her late thirties at least....not sure about the Dorothy in the silent one with Oliver Hardy.  I think Fairuza Balk was the closest they've gotten to someone the right age.....


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Re: Robert Downey, Jr. in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz for Disney?!
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 09:50:20 PM »
He's in the lead role? He's playing Dorothy?

What? He could pull it off.


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Re: Robert Downey, Jr. in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz for Disney?!
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 11:48:57 PM »
Do they need Dorthy at all? I mean, is this going to be related to the original movie, or based off the many, many books of the series (which are apparently way different from the first movie anyway)?


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Re: Robert Downey, Jr. in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz for Disney?!
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010, 11:59:31 AM »
The subject line of this thread is like a Mad Libs of awesome.

Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz for Disney: based on the novel Push by Sapphire.

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Re: Robert Downey, Jr. in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz for Disney?!
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2010, 02:24:52 PM »
So is Sam Raimi not doing World of Warcraft? Or are the two going to be combined?



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Re: Robert Downey, Jr. in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz for Disney?!
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2010, 02:58:47 PM »
So is Sam Raimi not doing World of Warcraft? Or are the two going to be combined?

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Re: Robert Downey, Jr. in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz for Disney?!
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2010, 04:42:16 PM »
I'd pay good money for a Wizard of Oz Real-Time Strategy game. Winged-Monkey rush!


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Re: Robert Downey, Jr. in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz for Disney?!
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2010, 11:21:01 AM »
So is Sam Raimi not doing World of Warcraft? Or are the two going to be combined?

Maybe the Todd McFarlane's Twisted Wizard of Oz is back on?   :D