'Mad Men's' Abigail Spencer has joined Disney's 'Oz, the Great and Powerful,' Sam Raimi's prequel of sorts to 'The Wizard of Oz.' In the film, James Franco plays Oz, a sideshow magician who has to flee town in a hot air balloon, landing in a strange land that is in the midst of a battle between three witches, played by Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spencer will play a young woman who is a willing subject of Oz's magic tricks in Kansas. Production begins later this month in Michigan.

The comic books and vampires keep a-comin'. Warner Bros. has picked up Image Comics' 'Undying Love,' a comic book mini-series that mixes traditional vampire lore with Chinese monster myths and Hong Kong action. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story centers on an ex-soldier who falls for a girl who happens to be a vampire and the only way the two can be together is if he takes on the vampire who created her, which also means fighting an army of monsters in the Hong Kong underworld.
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