It seems like it's been a while since we've seen a teaser trailer for a trailer. But this time we have a teaser trailer for a TV spot. That's right, Disney has released an 11-second teaser for Sam Raimi's OZ The Great and Powerful, so you all know that you'll be able to see a full TV sport for the film while watching the big game. I'm not a big sports guy, and my favorite part of the Superbowl is watching the movie spots and commercials, but I'll pick a team and get into the game as well.
In a recent interview with Total Film, Raimi talked about the movie, saying that he wasn't trying to remake The Wizard Of Oz, and that he didn't have to reinvent any of the film's history in the prequel.
I think The Wizard Of Oz is such a great film and I would never attempt to [remake that]. You could call [Oz] a prequel, that would be accurate - but I didn’t have to re-invent any of that fantastic history.
Mitchell [Kapner, screenwriter] took about 40% of the events that were sprinkled here and there about Oz from Baum’s books and really created the other 60% himself out of his imagination, because there just wasn’t enough there. I gave him notes, I brought aboard a second writer to help fill out some other areas of the story, my brother did a little work on the script, and all the actors contributed. It really was a very big collaboration.
Hopefully it all worked out, and we get to see a great fantasy adventure OZ movie. I love what I've seen from it so far. The movie stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams. It's set to hit theaters March 8th.
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, 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, Evanora and Glinda, 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 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.