OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Shows Off First Footage Featuring James Franco and Mila Kunis

     July 11, 2012


The first bits of footage from Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful have gone online.  The behind-the-scenes video features a great look at costumes used in the film for a number of characters, including Theodora (Mila Kunis) and Oz himself (James Franco).  Franco and Kunis also talk at length about their characters and the world they live in, along with a comparison of the similarities and differences to the beloved film, The Wizard of Oz.  They also comment on being fans of the L. Frank Baum source novels and reflect on memories of the original film they viewed as kids.  Hit the jump to check out the footage and a few screencaps highlighting the costume design.

Check out the footage for Oz: The Great and Powerful after the synopsis below (via ET Online):

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” is produced by Joe Roth and written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final). Grant Curtis, Philip Steuer and Palak Patel are serving as executive producers. “Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.

Oz The Great and Powerful poster


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  • mario

    Great… ANOTHER fairy tale with a dark twist made by the numbers. Pass.

    • Strong Enough

      what are you talking about? this is a prequel to Wizard of Oz you idiot

      • travis prine

        i agree with you

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  • Nico

    The costumes are cool. That’s all I really got out of this footage. Nothing very enticing yet. I hope it’s good.

  • Kellerina

    You don’t want to miss this one! I was in it, and I can tell you that the director paid attention to every detail in the making of this film :)

  • Kyle Livingston

    i love the wizard of oz it’s called oz the great and powerful and it is a story about a mad hatter like character named oscar diggs before how he became the wizard of oz in the wizard of oz and it’s coming out 9 days later before my 20th birthday on march 8, 2013

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