A brand new poster for Disney and director Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful made its way on-line yesterday, and we have it right here for you to gaze at. The poster is enchanting and beautifully presented, and the actual artwork is gorgeous. We have already seen a trailer for this new film, and though it was short, it certainly showed that the film will contain some stunning effects and imagery. With Disney backing it, Sam Raimi directing, an impressive cast and a rather large budget, this could be quite special when it arrives next March.
It is hard to focus on just one thing in this amazing poster, but look past the gorgeous background, and the monster tree is rather menacing, don’t you think? Also, who is the oddly hot witch in the illustration? It is not confirmed, but it could either be Rachel Weisz as Evanora, or Mila Kunis as Theodora, so yes, she has every right to look hot!
Sam Raimi directs from a screenplay written by Mitchell Kapner, and the story is based on the novel written by L. Frank Baum. The credited cast includes James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Spencer, Joey King, Zach Braff and Martin Klebba.
Oz: The Great and Powerful arrives in UK cinemas 8th March 2013.
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, 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.
When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great and powerful Wizard — and just maybe into a better man as well.
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