Saturday, May 14, 2011

Disney: There's no place like Michigan for Oz prequel

DETROIT -- Oz is hitting the yellow brick road for Michigan.

A Sam Raimi-directed prequel to the story of "The Wizard of Oz" - called simply "Oz" - will be filmed later this year at a Detroit-area studio that recently opened on the site of a former General Motors truck plant and office complex.

Raleigh Michigan Studios said Friday the Disney ( DIS - news - people ) film will be the largest feature to shoot in the state, which has been luring some major film projects in recent years thanks to a program that offered some of the most generous tax credits in the nation.

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