It has been over a year since Sam Raimi delivered “Oz The Great And Powerful,” and while the film took in just under $500 million worldwide, it wasn’t all that good and it doesn’t seem like Disney is in any rush to return to that world. As for Raimi, he’s in no real rush to return to features it seems, busy executive producing no shortage of projects, minus a detour to TV to helm a couple of episodes of “Rake.” But he does have a possible new movie cooking.
Deadline reports that Raimi is set to produce and eye the director’s chair of “The Outpost,” an adaptation of the book by Jake Tapper, with the script from “The Wrestler” scribes Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson. It’ll be a change for the flimmaker, with a true story tale focusing on American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’ll see how development goes but for now, here’s the Amazon synopsis:
Meanwhile, Agnieszka Holland is keeping busy. Her next feature “Drive Your Plough Over the Bones of the Dead” is gearing up to shoot this fall, so she’ll keep busy before then with Deadline reporting she’ll return to the world of TV to helm midseason episodes of “House Of Cards.” The small screen has been familiar place for Holland of late, helming the recent miniseries “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Burning Bush,” along with episodes of “Treme” and “The Killing.”