"Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange." -Inception

Monday, November 12, 2012

New Photos: Oz - The Great and Powerful

USA Today has some great photos from Disney's upcoming Oz: The Great and Powerful featuring some first looks at the cast in some pretty iconic roles and the world of Emerald City. The film, directed by Sam Raimi, releases next March; take a look.

Michelle Williams as Glinda the Good Witch

A closer look at Glinda in action.

A flying monkey!

Evanora played by Rachel Weisz faces off against Theodora played by Mila Kunis.

The yellow brick road and the Emerald City are in our sights.

The hot air balloon that brings Oscar Diggs played by James Franco to the Emerald City.

Oscar speaks to the China Girl (voice talent of Joey King)

Hot air balloon crash landing site.

And they're off!

These visually stunning photographs promise a great deal of new imagining in this prequel of The Wizard of Oz.  The official synopsis says:
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.
 I'm looking forward to see what this great cast and director Sam Raimi will bring forward in Oz: The Great and Powerful.

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