Who doesn’t love flying monkeys? This guy! Those little bastards terrified me as a child. Every year that movie would air on network television, yes younglings, back before the great Internet. Even back before the MTV, and I would sit in the living room, waiting with dread for those little flying rodents to appear. It would take a month for me to stop looking over my shoulder for the little bastards while on the playground at recess.
Enough about my tormented childhood, here are some set pictures from the upcoming OZ The Great And Powerful.
“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.
Directed by Sam Raimi, starring James Frano, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis (Yummy), Michelle Williams, and Zach Braff, Oz The Great And Powerful hits theaters creens on March 8th, 2013.