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Sultry Story Details Arrive for RDJ's 'Oz the Great and Powerful'

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October 14, 2010
Source: Pajiba

Wizard of Oz / Robert Downey Jr.

It was officially confirmed last week that Sam Raimi's next directing gig will indeed by Oz the Great and Powerful, a sort of faux-prequel to The Wizard of Oz about how the wizard arrived in Oz and became the deceptively powerful ruler. I'm excited to see this, just because I love Raimi's style and I know he'll do great things with a fun story like this. And speaking of the story, Pajiba has uncovered details about the plot of Oz the Great and Powerful and it involves a lot of sexual tension, but that makes this quite enticing, especially knowing that Robert Downey Jr. is still supposedly attached to star in the film as the Wizard. Read on!

Here's the description from Pajiba, but as always, if you want to stay fresh on this going on, don't read on:

Thanks to the Hollywood Cog, we now know quite a few details about Mitchell Kapner's story, which would have the Wizard — a snake-oil salesman posing as a magician — enter Oz via a hot-air balloon, which he uses to escape an angry husband who has found out that Oz slept with his wife. There, Oz — a fast-talking huckster who wears a velveteen frock coat (yes, I can see that) — falls in love with Glinda (the Good Witch), and the two combine forces to Fight the Evil Witches Evanora and Theodora. Theodora starts out as a good witch, but after Oz jilts her sexual advances, Evanora — the truly evil witch — convinces Theodora to become an evil witch with her and help her to rule all of Oz. Both Evanora and Theodora are described as incredibly attractive, seductive women, and Theodora likes to wear black, thigh-high boots.

I actually really like the sound of this, it's edgy, kind of exciting (in more ways than one), and it'll give some beautiful actresses (at least three of them?) the chance to shine in a Sam Raimi genre picture. With Downey Jr's crazy schedule over the next few years, including Sherlock Holmes 2, Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity and The Avengers, we're not sure how soon this will shoot or if he'll even stay on-board, but I hope he does. Other than that, no cast members have been announced yet, but I'm sure Raimi is in pre-production and will start work on casting soon enough. With WB's release of The Wizard of Oz on Blu-Ray, I've wondering when we'd actually get a film that delves into that world again, but this may be it. We'll keep you updated! Thoughts?

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Reader Feedback - 14 Comments

1

Glad to know this sort of thing turns you on, TMI!

LINKFX on Oct 14, 2010

2

HA! No, no, that's not the case... I was just playing up the romance in the story!

Alex Billington on Oct 14, 2010

3

i'm not a prude, BUT - considering the subject, i don't think sex needs to be used here. honestly, i'm not at all pleased at the direction this movie is taking...............they're taking something that was part of a CHILDRENS story and twisting it into something it shouldn't be. sorry, i can't share your enthusiasm, alex.

beavis on Oct 14, 2010

4

sorry, alex - when i posted, your #2 post wasn't up yet. if they add a romance, that could be ok. i also like the edgy aspect. however, i'd hope it's done with the kind of mythical atmosphere that the land of oz deserves. i don't know if the witches have to be young, but i'd love to see cate blanchett as glinda ; abbie cornish as theodora and minnie driver as evanora

beavis on Oct 14, 2010

5

LOL alex LOL.

LINKFX on Oct 14, 2010

6

How can there by another Oz film when the entire world was revealed to be a dream? Sorry...spoiler alert, haha

peloquin on Oct 14, 2010

7

peloguin... "a sort of faux-prequel to The Wizard of Oz" thats how ^_^

Soul Kitten on Oct 14, 2010

8

I forgot to say I am personally excited to hear about this and I hope all goes well for the movie... =3

Soul Kitten on Oct 14, 2010

9

Does anyone else think this is stepping on the toes of a possible Wicked film version? If Universal still hold the rights why aren't they doing something with it? I'd hate to see this film ruin any chances for a Wicked movie

IsaacJames on Oct 14, 2010

10

You will never get a "a film that delves into that world again." Not with Raimi and especially not with CGI jizzing all over the screen.

Voice of Reason on Oct 15, 2010

11

I'm afraid it sounds absolutely boring and deja vu...

I am... on Oct 15, 2010

12

If Mombi shows up, then maybe we can get some hot female wheelers. Just sayin' is all.

DuirMan on Oct 15, 2010

13

in INN!! had me at thigh high boots

silver on Oct 15, 2010

14

They are not they doing something with it? I'd detest to see this film ruin any chances for a Sinful movie. Motorcycle Accessories

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