added: Wed, Feb 13th '13
With the movie only a few weeks away, Disney is in full hype mode trying to get the word out on Sam Raimi's new 3D fantasy adventure film "Oz: The Great and Powerful" starring James Franco as The Wizard in a somewhat prequel to the all time classic "The Wizard of Oz". In this first behind-the-scenes featurette, that has quick interviews with some of the cast and Costume Designer Gary Jones, and Raimi's long-time makeup collaborator and KNB EFX co-founder Howard Berger's contributions on bringing Raimi's vision of Oz to life.
"Oz: The Great and Powerful" will open in theaters on March 8th.
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.
directed by Sam Raimi
starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Abigail Spencer, Martin Klebba, Tony Cox, Joey King, Bill Cobbs, Ted Raimi
release date March 8, 2013