This photo gives us our first look at James Franco as the main character Oscar Diggs in Sam Raimi's OZ, The Great and Powerful. I'm a huge fan of Raimi, and I'm excited to see what his vision of this world ends up looking like! Especially his flying monkeys, I hope they're just as terrifying as the original. This image doesn't give us much, basically Franco in a top hat, but it's something. The movie also stars Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff and Joey King.
Here's the Synopsis:
"Oz The Great and Powerful" 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.
The movie is set to be released on March 8th, 2013. You can bet your ass we'll be seeing some of our first footage from this movie at Comic-Con this year