Do you wish MGM's classic version of 'The Wizard of Oz' was a little more adult? No, in fact that's what people criticized so much about 'Return to Oz,' that it wasn't appropriate for kids. But it's been 25 years since Disney scared children with Wheelers and decapitated heads and now it's time for the same studio to return to Oz with a filmmaker with a horror background and a trip to L. Frank Baum's universe that's possibly even darker, and also much sexier. Sam Raimi, who was recently confirmed as the director for the "prequel"/origin story 'Oz: The Great and Powerful,' is expected to give us a little infidelity in the real world and then a lot of seduction in the land of munchkins and witches.
According to Pajiba, who has heard some details about Mitchell Kapner's script, the titular wizard-to-be (Robert Downey Jr.) will end up over the rainbow via hot air balloon because he's escaping an angry husband after bedding the guy's wife. Then, this irresistible lover/salesman/magician starts breaking the hearts of Oz ladies, too, particularly the good witch Theodora. She turns evil as a result, with influence from a truly bad witch named Evanora. Meanwhile, the young wizard and Glinda -- the good witch we know from 'The Wizard of Oz' -- hook up. And eventually they battle the two evil witches, who are out to take over their world.