Director Sam Raimi has been on many a moviegoers mind this weekend as director Marc Webb's reboot of The Spider-Man franchise, "The Amazing Spider-Man" makes its way into AMC Theatres.
Raimi is, of course, the man the behind the "Spider-Man" franchise starring Tobey Maguire as well as many of our most beloved films and television series.
But the poster for Raimi's upcoming epic retelling of the beloved "Wizard of Oz," now titled "Oz The Great And Powerful," has become available and it serves to heighten anticipation for what we imagine will be unique and yes, powerful, film.
Take a look at the poster and synopsis for the film below.
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.
"Oz The Great and Powerful" opens in AMC Theatres on March 8, 2013.
Sam Raimi directs a cast that includes James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Joey King and Bruce Campbell.
Source: Coming Soon