Sam Raimi is off to Oz with Robert Downey Jr…

Sam Raimi has officially signed to direct Oz: The Great And Powerful.


The director finalized a deal with Disney to direct the picture, billed as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz.


Robert Downey Jr. is attached to star as The Wizard of Oz before he became the leader of the mystical land.


In the film, Downey’s Wizard will be portrayed as a circus wrangler who gets transported to Oz by a tornado.