You’ll have to wait until March 8th, 2013 to get the whole entire story, but there are a variety of things to be learned form the just released movie poster for much anticipated The Great and Powerful Oz.
I know more than I should about this Disney prequel to the Wizard of Oz having had the honor of being whisked away on a set visit to the magical land that will be on the screen. But I can’t tell you about what I saw…yet.
But in the meantime, I can give you some hints. Hints that are presented in the gorgeous new theatrical poster for the film.
What we already know, the film is directed by Sam Raimi and as Walt Disney Pictures said tells the following tale:
“When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great and powerful Wizard—and just maybe into a better man as well.”
But that’s just the crib notes on the plot. Here is what we can learn from the poster:
1) It’s going to be gorgeous. The Production Designer for the film in Robert Stromberg who won an Oscar for both Avatar and Alice in Wonderland, The Great and Powerful Oz is his third feature, and as they say, the third time is a charm. It will be stunning and as charming as his other amazing work.
2) James Franco’s character arrives in Oz via a hot air balloon, and like Dorothy, she is swept into this world due to the power of a tornado.
3) With the light image of a broom, we know that there will be witches using them for transportation.
4) The Emerald Kingdom and the Yellow Brick Road, both will shine as brightly – and as iconic – as the original.
5) It will be awesome.