First Look – “Oz the Great and Powerful”

Well, the clash of the Snow White films is over and it is now on to the clash of Wizard of Oz films. There are three films in the works that are going to be using the story. There is an animated version starring the voice of Lea Michele, a CG/stop-motion version from the Corpse Bride co-director Mike Johnson (which is still in very early development stages), and Disney’s live action prequel, Oz the Great and Powerful.

Disney has released a teaser poster for Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful. Disney does not own the rights to the 1939 film so audiences will not be seeing the classic ruby slippers when Oz the Great and Powerful hits theaters. However, in the poster there is plenty of classic Oz imagery that you will be able to recognize.

The cast includes Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, Zach Braff, and James Franco as Oz – or Oscar. In this version of the story Oz is known as Oscar at the beginning of his journey and then he finds himself whisked away from a Kansas circus to that magical land of Oz. Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful is set to hit theaters March 8, 2013.

What do you think of this poster? Are you looking forward to seeing the new versions of this classic story?



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