Well, it looks like the marketing for ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ is in full tilt. Just recently, Disney unveiled a new trailer for the film, giving us an even better look at the Sam Raimi helmed prequel to ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Now, we have a new poster for the film that gives us a very cool look at Rachel Weisz’s character, Evanora, in full wicked witch mode. The more I see from this movie, the more excited for it, so I really can’t wait to see how it turns out. Raimi is one of my favorite directors, and has turned out many of my favorite films, including the terribly underrated ‘Darkman’, starring Liam Neeson. Seeing him fully delved into the fantasy genre like this is really great, and I think his visual style and the tone that he usually has is a perfect fit for the world of Oz. March 8, 2013 can’t get here soon enough, at least in my opinion. Hit the jump to view the full poster and read the official press release for the film.
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Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. 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 but into a better man as well.
“Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth, with a screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final). Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Philip Steuer and Josh Donen are serving as executive producers. “Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.
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