One does not usually associate ‘The Wizard of Oz’ with Disney, but you should start thinking like so because Disney will be releasing a movie just about that!…or should we say him.
The trailer for the upcoming Disney movie called “Oz the Great and Powerful” came out yesterday and we are pretty excited to say the least! Take a look at the trailer above to see why we’re so excited about this film. You’ll quickly find out why. It’s the STORY folks!
We’re suckers for good stories (just read our ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ review!) and Disney, as the great storytellers they are, seems to have successful carved a great story out of one that was already told.
Here’s the official synopsis –
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.
You can meet the Wizard and have him tell his side of the story on March 8, 2013.
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We would love to hear your first reactions to the trailer folks! What do you think about the movie so far? Is it a great prequel to the classic film? Sound off below!