The highly anticipated prequel to the beloved 1939 film The Wizard of Oz is out this Friday. Oz the Great and Powerful stas James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, and Mila Kunis.
The film tells the story of magician Oscar Diggs who travels with the circus, but wants more than to be just good; he wants to be great. In a similar fashion to the 1939 film, Oscar is mysteriously taken to the land of Oz. There he meets some interesting characters, and makes the journey to greatness as the eventual Great and Powerful Oz that we see in The Wizard of Oz.
There have been quite a few posters released for Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful:
Disney’s fantastical adventure Oz The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.
Oz The Great and Powerful is produced by Joe Roth, with screen story by Mitchell Kapner and screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final). Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Philip Steuer and Josh Donen areserving as executive producers. “Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.
Watch the trailer for Oz The Great and Powerful: