Although I’m not entirely convinced as to the end results of what might turn out to be an awful movie, I have faith in Sam Raimi as a director: I’m desperately hoping that Oz: The Great And Powerful will emerge as something special, though the last poster looked like something from another world. Not Oz. A world where bad posters are made. I mean, look at it… it’s like rejected Pixar artwork.
Nevermind. We’ve got some brand spanking new pictures for you to admire instead, this time of a spell-casting Michelle Williams, James Franco talking to a tiny china woman (china woman, not Chinese woman), Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis looking at one another like they’re about to kiss (please!), and a snapshot of a sad monkey holding a handbag. Don’t say Mondays are slow news days, people.
Still not familiar with this upcoming prequel? Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Oz The Great and Powerful imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. 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 and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
What do you make of these new pics, then? Optimistic about its chances? Dreading the movie? Oz: The Great And Powerful is out in theatres March 8th 2013.
Source: Total Film