Shalom Life | September 03, 2015

Trailer for ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ With James Frano and Mila Kunis Debuts [VIDEO]

Director Sam Raimi reveals a teaser to the film at Comic-Con.

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: July 13th, 2012 in Culture » Film » News

Trailer for ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ With James Frano and Mila Kunis Debuts [VIDEO]
Acclaimed director, Sam Raimi (best know for the Evil Dead series and Spider-Man trilogy) is “off to see the wizard”, and hopes to take everyone with him. A trailer for his highly anticipated Oz: The Great and Powerful, starring James Franco in the title role, with Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz debuted at Comic-Con.

The film has been described as a prequel of sorts, with Raimi interpreting the fantastical world birthed from the mind of author Frank L. Baum, which the classic 1939 The Wizard of Oz was based upon.

“This is the story about who Oz was and how he came to be the real wizard. He’s a bit of a lothario, a cad, a little selfish. By the time he gets to Oz, it’s like a land of second chances,” Raimi told the packed audience at Comic-Con.

From the trailer footage alone, visual-effects abound – akin to the CGI dreamscapes created for Avatar (2009) or 2010’s Alice in Wonderland.

“We got so much great description from L. Frank Baum in his books, so we were inspired by that, but then it’s seen through the eyes of the brilliant production designer. We wanted to build a completely original world and 3-D was a great tool in developing this dimension more. We’re trying to present an original experience for the audience,” Raimi told the audience.

Oz: The Great and Powerful will open in theaters on March 8, 2013. Take a grander at the trailer below.



This Couple is Documenting their Conversion to Judaism on Instagram This Couple is Documenting their Conversion to Judaism on Instagram TrendingShalom Life is Saying Goodbye Shalom Life is Saying Goodbye TrendingShaw Festival Review: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide... Shaw Festival Review: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide... Trending
 

This Couple is Documenting their Conversion to Judaism on Instagram

August 27, 2015 | By Sy Berg
This Couple is Documenting their Conversion to Judaism on Instagram

2HipJews are putting the 'modern' back into modern Orthodox

Read More

Shalom Life is Saying Goodbye

August 27, 2015 | By Shalom Life Staff
Shalom Life is Saying Goodbye

After nearly 7 years, we are sadly ending Shalom Life's run.

Read More

Shaw Festival Review: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...

August 26, 2015 | By Hermine Steinberg
Shaw Festival Review: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...

Tony Kushner's family drama challenges it's audiences on so many levels, it leaves you breathless and beaten. It is awesome; astounding, humbling, overwhelming and remarkable.

Read More

Shaw Festival Review- The Divine: A Play for Sarah Berhnardt

August 23, 2015 | By Hermine Steinberg
Shaw Festival Review- The Divine: A Play for Sarah Berhnardt

This powerful play based on a true story is an absolute must-see this summer.

Read More

Top 10 Most Influential LGBT Jews

August 14, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Top 10 Most Influential LGBT Jews

These 10 LGBT celebrities are an inspiration to us all.

Read More

Crossfit “Guru” Does Handstand at Holocaust Memorial

August 14, 2015 | By Daina Goldfinger
Crossfit “Guru” Does Handstand at Holocaust Memorial

Dave Driskell apologized Monday evening for his actions

Read More

There’s a Jewish Rapper with a #1 Hit Record, and His Name’s Not Drake

August 14, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
There’s a Jewish Rapper with a #1 Hit Record, and His Name’s Not Drake

Lil Dicky's 'Professional Rapper' sells 22,000 copies in its first week

Read More

Ben Gurion Airport Breaks All-Time Travel Records

August 14, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
Ben Gurion Airport Breaks All-Time Travel Records

Reports indicate that some 78,000 travelers passed through the Israeli airport in a single day

Read More

More Headlines