Theatrical Poster Revealed for Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful
James Franco will play the title role in Sam Raimi’s upcoming Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz, the Great and Powerful, which arrives in theaters in March 2013. Check out the recently released poster below, which features many of the iconic images from the beloved 1939 original film.
Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams also star in the new film, which tells the story of how Franco’s character (initially called Oscar) is transported to the magical land and becomes its exalted ruler. Director Sam Raimi plans to have the beginning of the movie in black & white as an homage to the original Wizard of Oz film, which transitioned to color when Dorothy arrived in the magical Land of Oz.
Oz, the Great and Powerful is scheduled to be released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 8, 2013.