Feast your eyes on the Wicked Witch in the first of three panels from the new poster for Oz: The Great and Powerful, in theaters March 8, 2013.
I was excited before, but this poster makes me even more giddy to see this movie. Directed by Sam Raimi, Disney’s fantastical adventure imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character (check him out over at GoodReads).
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). They are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting.
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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, yes, wizardry, Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful wizard but into a better man as well. Life lessons for all!
Oz: The Great and Powerful is produced by Joe Roth and written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Grant Curtis, Philip Steuer and Palak Patel are serving as executive producers.