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    First Poster for Sam Raimi's 'Oz The Great and Powerful'

    Sam Raimi's "Oz The Great and Powerful" releases its first poster, complete with ominous tornadoes. The Disney film, which re-imagines L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz character before he was great and powerful...

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    EW Previews Comic-Con: Peter Jackson Talks 'The Hobbit,' Plus 'Breaking Dawn,' 'Oz' and 'Iron Man 3'

    Though Peter Jackson's 48fps "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" doesn't come out until December, the film will build some buzz this month at Comic-Con, as well it should...

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    Sam Raimi & Some Other Guys Fighting Over Rights To Make 'Evil Dead 4'

    "We're never going to do a sequel," Sam Raimi said in the 2000 book "Evil Dead Companion." But it looks like those words are coming back from the grave to haunt him.

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    Sam Raimi To Produce MGM's 'Poltergeist' Reboot

    Update: THR confirms that Raimi will produce MGM's "Poltergeist" reboot and help select a director. The film has a script from "Rabbit Hole" and "Oz The Great And Powerful" writer David Lindsay-Abaire.

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    To Get Ready for 'Cabin in the Woods,' Here Are The Top 5 Cabin Movies

    Everything from “The Truman Show” to John Carpenter’s “Halloween” is chopped up and blended in the pop culture Cuisinart that is Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s irrepressible “Cabin in the Woods.” But it quite clearly owes a certain debt to a very specific type of horror sub-genre set primarily in a ...

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    David Cronenberg To Direct TV Pilot 'Knifeman,' Sam Raimi Executive Producing

    We've come to expect the unexpected from David Cronenberg, and we certainly didn't foresee that his first feature film in four years, "A Dangerous Method," would turn out to be a talky, stagey, history lesson (even with a good deal of spanking). Neither did we expect that he'd ...

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    'Luther' Creator Neil Cross To Pen Sam Raimi Produced 'The Day Of The Triffids'

    John Wyndham's 1951 post-apocalyptic sci-fi-horror novel "The Day Of The Triffids" is a renowned classic. The story follows a scientist who has been working with lucrative plants called triffids -- tall plants with the deadly combination of intelligence and fatal aggression (which he b...

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    FilmDistrict, Sony to Distribute "Evil Dead" Remake

    Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and FilmDistrict have partnered up with Ghost House Pictures to distribute the upcoming remake of "The Evil Dead," helmed by Fede Alvarex and boasting a script by Rodo Sayagues (with revisions done by Diablo Cody). Sony will handle the worldwide distrib...

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    D23: ‘John Carter,’ ‘Timothy Green’ Receive Lukewarm Responses

    'Oz' & 'Frankenweenie' Presentations Are BriefAt this weekend’s D23 convention, Disney hopes to capitalize on the excitement around must-see projects like “The Avengers,” Pixar’s “Brave” and “The Muppets” by presenting a look at their entire slate of releases across all divisions. They opened with a lengthy animation presentation from John Lasseter that was heavy on Pixar (“Planes,” “Brave,” “Monsters University” and two new project announcements) and concluded with a Marvel presentation that, while brief, still managed to set fanboys hearts aflutter with a first extended look at “The Avengers.” In-between Disney faced their greatest challeng...

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    Bruce Campbell Confirms A New 'Evil Dead' Film Is Gearing Up For Production

    Film Apparently Low-Budget, Sam Raimi Collaborator Bob Murawski InvolvedUpdate: Yes, the new "Evil Dead" movie is really for real this time and Bloody Disgusting has dug up more news on the film, revealing that Fede Alvarez will be directing the film. Who? Well, he made the hyped robot invasion shor...

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