Gorgeous new images revealed for Disney and Sam Raimi’s ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’





Disney have released a collection of six gorgeous new stills from their new film, Oz: The Great and Powerful. The prequel to The Wizard of Oz is directed by Sam Raimi and is quickly building up huge momentum ahead of its March 8th 2013 release.

The new images show off the brilliance of Raimi’s vision, and the stunning creation of the land of Oz, and each and every new piece of promotional material just gets me more and more excited about seeing it. The new images feature James Franco as Oscar Diggs travelling through Chinatown, we see Mila Kunis as Theodora and Rachel Weisz as Evanora, Michelle Williams as Glinda, the friendly monkey Finlay and some beautiful shots of the films scenery. Check them all out below.

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. For more on the film, click here

Synopsis:

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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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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