Disney planning Oz The Great And Powerful 2
Sam Raimi's Oz The Great And Powerful is already looking like it's getting a sequel...
The indications are pointing to Disney having a pretty big hit on its hands with Oz The Great And Powerful, which arrives in cinemas today. The movie, directed by the mighty Sam Raimi, has been gathering up impressive reviews. And box office projections have been sizeable.
With that in mind, perhaps it's no surprise that Disney is already putting together the parts of a potential sequel. Variety reports that Mitchell Kapner has been hired to put a screenplay draft together, and he'll dig into some of the other written work of L Frank Baum for his inspiration. Kapner's credits to date include The Whole Nine Yards and Into The Blue 2. Work apparently began a good month or two ago.
It's unclear as of yet if Sam Raimi would be returning to direct whatever Oz The Great And Powerful 2 ends up being called. But unless the box office predictions are widely off the mark, which we suspect they're not, then he might just be getting a phone call about the job soon.
Our review of Oz The Great And Powerful can be found here.
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