“Oz The Great And Powerful” isn’t hitting theaters until 2013, but each day brings us one day closer to this movie I am beyond excited to see.
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. 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 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.
Check out the trailers released so far (who knows maybe there will be more to come later):
I am so excited to see this movie come March 8, 2013 (or hopefully before). I love so many of the actors in it and even have a connection to Abigail Spencer (who plays May), whom I have sung with and been in drama class with…yes, she is a local to the Gulf Coast here.
I have no doubt in my mind, from the trailers alone, that this will be a movie that won’t disappoint. I am definitely adding this to my calendar as an I will be busy day. After all, who doesn’t want to escape to the land of Oz for a few hours!!!
“Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth, with a screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final). Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Philip Steuer and Josh Donen are serving as executive producers. “Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013. Be sure to keep up with all things “Oz The Great and Powerful” on the website, facebook, and twitter. And see some of the movie posts on Red Carpet Mama.