I always thought that The Wizard of Oz was one of those “don’t even TRY and remake it” kinda films. (Sorta like Close Encounters of the Third Kind or Jaws.) But after seeing this new poster (above) and the following trailer (below), Disney has made me rethink my original stance.
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.
This movie is scheduled to hit theater on March 8th of 2013 and has a stellar cast that includes James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff, Michelle Williams and it’s directed by Sam Raimi.