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.
Imagine the ultimate high school senior year house party from the male perspective and push it over the edge. That’s a rough description of the absurdity and chaos that breaks out in the latest handheld camera film called Project X. Following three seniors trying to throw a party that will get them noticed once and for all, they end up losing control and everything turns into absolute chaos as it expands. However, that’s after they have a whole hell of a lot of fun getting there. Unfortunately, like waking up with a hangover, the ending of this film almost ruins what happened before. Almost. Hit the jump for my full review.
The Snow White war is in full force, people. After Universal moved up the release date of Snow White and the Huntsman to June 1st, 2012 in order to rival Relativity’s Untitled Snow White Project release date later that month, Relativity stepped up and bumped their project all the way up to March 16th, 2012. Mind you, neither of these projects have started filming yet. With a release date now less than a year away, director Tarsem Singh’s take on the classic tale for Relativity is quickly filling out the rest of its cast.
In addition to the already announced Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Julia Roberts and Nathan Lane, Mark Povinelli (Water for Elephants), Jordan Prentice (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Danny Woodburn (Watchmen), Sebastian Saraceno (Bedtime Stories), Ronald Lee Clark (Epic Movie), Martin Klebba (Hancock) and Joey Gnoffo (Pirates of the Caribbean series) are now set to play the Seven Dwarfs. Additionally, Mare Winningham (Brothers) will play Baker Margaret and Michael Lerner (Elf) is set as Baron. Collins plays Snow White, Hammer plays the Prince, Roberts is the evil Queen and Nathan Lane is the Queen’s servant. For an in-depth, and decidedly kick-ass, assessment of the release date war between both films, be sure to read Brendan’s feature. Hit the jump to read the full press release.