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Disney Launches First Oz Teaser Poster
Sam Raimi's off to meet the wizard

04 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Disney

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With Disney planning to unveil the first proper look at Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great And Powerful at this year’s Comic-Con, the Mouse House is looking to generate a little early buzz by releasing the first teaser poster for the film, which you can find in our gallery below.

Planned as a prequel to The Wizard Of Oz, the new movie finds James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a charming, cheeky but shifty circus magician with little time for ethics. Whisked away from a dusty Kansas town to the magical land of Oz, he thinks he spots a chance for real fame, power and fortune, but then he meets three beautiful witches – Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced by his abilities. As he gets drawn deeper into the problems of Oz, he’ll have to figure out who is good and who is evil, while also realising his potential to be someone worthwhile.

With a script by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire, Oz: The Great And Powerful is set to land in our cinemas on March 8, 2013.


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RE: "from the visionary director of the SpiderMan trilogy"
That was probably a bit harsh of me to be honest - whilst I still wouldn't call Snyder 'visionary' he does at least bring some flair to proceedings and you know you're watching a Snyder film - he did a decent job with Watchmen and I am genuinely looking forward to Man of Steel. I still have zero interest in Sucker Punch (the scantily-clad asylum inmates film) as it doesn't look remotely enjoyable, but at least it was an original idea (I think). Wiseman just seems to be a journeyman hack-fo More

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RE: "from the visionary director of the SpiderMan trilogy"
L: Dave Oz L: FoximusPrime What is it with marketing calling every bloody director "visionary"? Admittedly, that does kind of fit for Raimi, but I remember the trailer for Watchmen that referred to Zack Snyder as "The visionary director of 300...". That seemed to be a bit of hyperbole to be honest - I tend to think of Snyder as being at the same level as the visionary director of Die Hard 4.0. Maybe one day we'll get a film from "The visionary director or...er...Visionaries" More

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RE: "from the visionary director of the SpiderMan trilogy"
L: FoximusPrime What is it with marketing calling every bloody director "visionary"? Admittedly, that does kind of fit for Raimi, but I remember the trailer for Watchmen that referred to Zack Snyder as "The visionary director of 300...". That seemed to be a bit of hyperbole to be honest - I tend to think of Snyder as being at the same level as the visionary director of Die Hard 4.0. Maybe one day we'll get a film from "The visionary director or...er...Visionaries" onally I would More

Posted by Dave Oz at 14:08 on 05 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: "from the visionary director of the SpiderMan trilogy"
What is it with marketing calling every bloody director "visionary"? Admittedly, that does kind of fit for Raimi, but I remember the trailer for Watchmen that referred to Zack Snyder as "The visionary director of 300...". That seemed to be a bit of hyperbole to be honest - I tend to think of Snyder as being at the same level as the visionary director of Die Hard 4.0. Maybe one day we'll get a film from "The visionary director or...er...Visionaries" More

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If they can make a film that comes even close to the style and scope of the original I'll be happy. More

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"from the visionary director of the SpiderMan trilogy"
good to see Raimi getting in on the marketing stuff too, but does he really want to remind us about SpiderMan 3? More

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one ring to rule them all...
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