We reported back in April that a high-profile star and director were circling a new film that offers a unique look at a classic character and now it seems a different director has been offered the job. Vulture is reporting that director Sam Raimi has been offered to direct Oz: The Great and Powerful.
Our earlier report indicated that Sam Mendes was circling the project and Adam Shankman was also mentioned as a possible candidate to direct the film as well. Now it seems Disney has offered the job to Sam Raimi, although it wasn't clear as of yet if he will accept the job or not. The earlier story also indicated that Robert Downey Jr. was in talks to play the Wizard, but it wasn't clear if he was still involved with the film at this time.