Disney to Remake The Wizard of Oz

Someone pinch me! I must be dreaming!

Could it be true? My favorite brand remaking one of the greatest movies of all time!

Tis true munchkins!

The Sam Raimi-directed film will star James Franco as Oz along with Mila Kunis and possibly Michelle Williams as Glinda the Good Witch.  Rachel Weisz is also in talks to star in the film. The movie will not be a remake so much as will be a prequel and will be titled Oz: The Great and Powerful.  As reported by Deadline “Franco plays the charlatan circus magician whose balloon is blown off course. It lands in Oz, where he’s treated as a real wizard by the colorful citizens who see him as the man to rid the lands of a wicked witch. Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire wrote the script, and Joe Roth is producing. Josh Donen and Grant Curtis are also producing and Palak Patel is exec producer.”

Michigan residents, prepare yourselves, filming starts there in July.  Disney Co. has scheduled the film release for March 8th, 2013. Can I wait that long?

Photo via Jeffrey Karacs on Flickr

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