Disney has released the first poster and synopsis for Sam Raimi's new fantasy film Oz, The Great and Powerful, which stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff.
Raimi is one of my favorite directors, and I'm excited to see what he has planned for this movie, which has such a fantastic cast. The poster does a great job of teasing the world and tone that the director has envisioned. We'll get our first real look at the movie during Disney's Comic-Con panel, which takes place on Thursday, July 12th 2:05pm - 3:05pm in Hall H.
Here's the Synopsis that was released:
Disney’s 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.
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.
Sounds like it's going to be a great movie! What are your thoughts on the poster design and synopsis?