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The love affair Hollywood currently has with churning out origin stories to other studios previous hits continue, as Disney is ramping up a sequel to Oz: The Great and Powerful, which of course is a prequel to the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz. And while L. Frank Baum’s original novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is in the public domain, the imagery created for the Warner Bros. original film cannot be used by the House of Mouse, which basically means, Disney will need to stick to adventures set before Dorothy arrives (because no one wants to do a sequel, as memories of 1985’s Return to Oz are still too close to the surface). Mitchell Kapner, who penned the original with David Lindsay-Abaire, will write the follow-up.

In an all too rare move, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros will co-finance Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, set for release on November 7, 2014. Nolan »

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