New character filled poster released for Disney and Sam Raimi’s ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’





Just in time for Halloween, Disney revealed a new poster for their Sam Raimi directed prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful. That poster featured one of the films Witches, with a rather creepy looking tree monster behind her. This new poster continues the gorgeous illustration seen in the previous Halloween themed poster, but here we get a good look at even more recognizable characters from the film.

In the new poster we get a look at one of the horrible winged simian monkey’s, and this one looks much more frightening than those in the original film, doesn’t it? We also see  the more friendly looking Finlay (Zach Braff), a pleasant character who ends up hanging out with James Franco’s Oz. It has been said that the first two posters are part of a set of three which will make up one big image, so expect the third and final poster to come very soon!

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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