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A Disney fantasy film directed by Evil Dead's Sam Raimi? I cannot wait to see what happens to the munchkins

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Cult directors don't always grow old gracefully. David Lynch may never make another feature film, but you can guarantee that if he did it would be as mind-bending as anything in his later repertoire. Body-horror pioneer David Cronenberg recently followed the relatively tame Eastern Promises and A Dangerous Method with the salacious and leftfield Cosmopolis. Nevertheless, it's still weird seeing how easily Sam Raimi has slipped into the role of cosy Hollywood hack with forthcoming Disney fantasy Oz: The Great and Powerful, the first trailer for which arrived online this week.

Raimi is the director of one of the greatest 80s comedy-horror ventures of all time, the fabulous cabin-in-the-woods film Evil Dead II (don't bother with the humourless first instalment: »

- Ben Child

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