Disney has signed epic Hollywood director Sam Rami and box-office titan Robert Downey, Jr. to direct and star in a prequel to the 1939 movie classic The Wizard of Oz. Downey has been tapped to play the Wizard of Oz. Sami Rami recently walked away from directing Spiderman 4 and Robert Downey, Jr., is flying high off the huge commercial success of Iron Man 2.
The movie will be called Oz: The Great and Powerful. The film is being referred to as a big-budget epic. Sounds like a winning proposition!