“Ass-crack Bandit?” “Chair walkers?” “Benjamin Franklin Chang?” “All hail, Britta?!?!” Has the world gone topsy-turvy or does it look like Community’s back in fine (Dan Harmon-shaped) form for season five? Following up on a teaser released earlier this week (which I couldn’t see because I live in Canada. Thanks NBC.) comes a trailer epic enough for fandom on the eve of the release of the new Hobbit movie. #sixseasonsandamovie never seemed so plausible. (more…)
All the pieces have been assembled and we’ve now got the complete picture for Oz The Great and Powerful, Sam Raimi‘s upcoming movie exploring the Wizard of Oz’s origins. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Zach Braff, this tryptich poster gives a wonderful sense of what Raimi’s Oz will look like, the scenery and characters. You can for sure see the influence from the classic 1939 film, but as if everything’s been turned up to 11. I can already tell Oz will likely be one of best looking films of early next year, let’s hope it’s got a story of substance to match.
Here’s the whole poster, which you’ll really want to embiggen in order to get the full effect.
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 March 8th, 2013. Any interest from you guys? Did you get a look at the trailer?
Source: Geek Tyrant
Now I know this isn’t much, but hey at least it’s something! While the characters in the film may be “following the yellow brick road” the actual actors will be following this sign which was tweeted by actress Abigail Spencer.
In the film, Spencer will reportedly play “a young woman who is a willing subject of Oz’s magic tricks which the erstwhile magician is performing in Kansas.” That magician is played by James Franco whose balloon blows off course and finds himself in Oz, in the middle of an epic battle between three sisters: The good witch (Michelle Williams) the evil witch (Rachel Weisz) and the one torn between the two (Mila Kunis).
Also rounding out this AMAZING cast is Zach Braff! So even though this Sam Raimi directed prequel isn’t headed our way for a while yet at least it’s something to get excited about. What do you guys think?? Any chance this will be the actual logo for the film??
**Larger image after the jump!