‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ Poster

James Franco stars as a shady Kansas magician who finds himself in the magical land of Oz in director Sam Raimi’s upcoming adventure.

Walt Disney Pictures has released a teaser poster for Oz: The Great and Powerful, director Sam Raimi's latest directorial effort that explains how the title character in The Wizard of Oz came to be. Take a look at this one-sheet that seems to clarify how James Franco's Oscar Diggs wound up in Oz: The combination of a tornado and a hot air balloon.

OZ Poster

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 was released March 8th, 2013 and stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Bill Cobbs, Joey King, Tony Cox. The film is directed by Sam Raimi.

Sources: Walt Disney Pictures

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  1. Sean

    @kingbrady It's a prequel.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Nothing really "visionary" about Spider-Man

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  3. Avrahama

    Grew up watching Dorothy and her bumbling friends, and sure, I think I'll enjoy this. Great poster :)

    3 years agoby @avrahamaFlag

  4. CelluloidDreams

    Junior Roberts .....the film, is adapted from L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", is intended as a prequel to the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz".

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  5. Junior Roberts

    @kingbrady It's supposed to be an original story of the character Oz.

    3 years agoby @junior-robertsFlag

  6. Dan


    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  7. Ahraman

    I really like it.

    3 years agoby @ahramanFlag

  8. Rudy

    Looks nice enough better than the promo poster with james franco.

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  9. Jay.A.Ottley

    Wow this poster is just bad, I'll see how this turns out but not counting on something amazing... especially with the credit 'From the producer of Alice In Wonderland'

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  10. kingbrady

    is this film tackling just the character Oz (the wizard) or a remake of the actual film

    3 years agoby @kingbradyFlag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Better than most posters this year

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. CelluloidDreams

    ...Coool!!! Very book cover art!!..Love it!!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  13. artkid04


    3 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  14. skywise

    wonderful poster. Looks interesting.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  15. ROFLitschristian

    So nice to see that place again.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  16. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    Looks rather good :D Disney live action films generally have there on style.

    3 years agoby @thomasclarkeFlag

  17. moviegeek

    I'm interested to see how this turns out.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  18. ejk1

    It is rather well done. Very picturesque.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  19. Diaigma

    This is a reimaging I can get behind :P

    3 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  20. Replicant

    Very cool poster.

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

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