In March 2013, we will be treated to another take on the classic L. Frank Baum novel, The Wizard of Oz. Disney will bring the story of just how the Wizard became the wizard in the Sam Raimi directed movie Oz The Great and Powerful.
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.
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
Rating: TBC UK Release Date: March, 2013
Director: Sam Raimi
Producer: Joe Roth
Cast: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff