Sam Raimi is best known for the schlocky horror franchise The Evil Dead, and his Spider-Man trilogy, where he can be seen throwing around Sergio Leone camera angles like some sort of twisted maniac. Anyway, he’s been at the helm of both independent films and massive blockbusters, but Raimi’s next movie is an outing in association with none other than Walt Disney Studios.
A prequel to the Judy Garland classic, Oz: The Great and Powerful follows small-time circus magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco), who stumbles upon a mysterious and fantastical land. Here he meets three witches (Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams) and from here, adventure ensues.
We’ve already had one poster released that emphasized the 3Dness of the movie, and now you can check out the second poster below.
Is it me or this poster really shitty? Like, really shitty? It looks as though somebody has knocked it up in half a day using an extremely basic program that pre-dates this kind of animation. Reminds me a lot of Tim Burton’s awfully-realised Alice In Wonderland, too, which is absolutely not a good thing.
But Sam Raimi is a great director, so I’m not going to suggest pre-judging the movie on this sort of marketing material.
It’s awful, though. Isn’t it?
Oz: The Great and Powerful is scheduled to be released on March 8, 2013.
Source: First Showing