You saw the trailer, a behind-the-scenes look, and heard director Sam Raimi (the Spider-Man and Evil Dead trilogies) talk about it at Comic-Con, but the Oz: The Great and Powerful wave hasn’t subsided.
Disney has released six breathtaking new images from the film. You can check out the gallery below.
Yes these images come from the trailer, but these movie stills show how visually stunning the movie will be. Based on these images Oz is just painted with bright and vibrant colors of all kinds and is just a hint of what we could be seeing. So consider these images to be nothing more than a look at the world of Oz. These images could also tease what we might be able to expect from producer Robert Stromberg‘s forthcoming directorial debut, the Sleeping Beauty retelling Maleficent.
Here’s is the synopsis for the film:
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.
Written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire, Oz: The Great and Powerful will open in theaters on March 8, 2013.