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Report: Sam Raimi and Harry Osborn will reunite for “Oz: The Great and Powerful”…

While actor, James Franco, is busy preparing for this Sunday night’s Oscars with Anne Hathaway, Franco has signed on to “Oz: The Great & Powerful”, the prequel to “Wizard of Oz” directed by Sam Raimi. This will be the fourth time Raimi will work with Franco, as Franco played Harry Osborn, in the “Spiderman” trilogy.

James Franco’s latest film is “127 Hours” which is about the real life mountain man, Aron Ralston, who was trapped in a cliff.

Deadline, reports.

Great choice! I think Franco is a talented man. I would like him to get Best Actor award for “127 Hours” at the Oscars this Sunday, but it’s probably gonna go to Colin Firth.



Report: Sam Raimi will finally get right to work on “Oz: The Great and Powerful” next…

Sam Raimi is finally ready to start filming, “Oz: The Great and Powerful”. The former, “Spiderman” director has already let Disney know that he’s ready to film it very soon. They still hope Robert Downey Jr., will be up for the leading role as the Wizard and it’s looking like Downey will be up for the role.  See the article here at, Deadline.

Hmmmm, I still wonder if Sam’s take on “Wizard of Oz” will be dark or will it be a happy film for children or a little bit of both. There’s gotta be a reason why Disney wanted Sam Raimi for this ’cause maybe there is a lot of dark and horror fiction related material in the script?