PRESS STATEMENT FROM WALT DISNEY PICTURES:
"Walt Disney Pictures has revealed new artwork from director Sam Raimi's Oz The Great and Powerful that is shown in this article. The art is said to be the first section of a three-part image and gives a first look at the Wicked Witch.
"The fantasy adventure stars James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis.
“Oz The Great and Powerful imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (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 (Kunis), Evanora (Weisz) and Glinda (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 is produced by Joe Roth and written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Grant Curtis, Philip Steuer and Palak Patel are serving as executive producers.
“Oz The Great and Powerful opens in Philippine theaters on March 8, 2013."
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