Thanks to Perez Hilton, we have our first look at what the monkeys will look like in Sam Raimi's OZ, The Great and Powerful. I'm actually not surprised that Raimi ended up putting actors in monkey suits, he's good at playing around with particle costumes, make-up, and effects. I'm looking forward to seeing what this looks like when its all polished up and on the big screen. I'll admit, it's still not as creepy as the original.
The fantasy adventure prequel to The Wizard of OZ stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Joey King, and Bruce Campbell. It's set to be released on March 8th, 2013. Are you excited to see Raimi's vision of the world of OZ?
Here's a description of the film:
Walt Disney Pictures' 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.