Director Sam Raimi is working on Oz The Great and Powerful, a prequel to the Wizard of Oz. The film is starring James Franco in the lead role as the wizard. The cast also includes Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Joey King, and Bruce Campbell. The release date of Oz The Great and Powerful is set for March 8, 2013.
Take a look to the official teaser poster of Oz The Great and Powerful:
(Click on the poster to enlarge.) OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
From the producer of Alice in Wonderland and the visionary director of the Spider-Man Trilogy.
Plot: "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."
Don't know why but the poster kind of reminds me of Parnassus.
Anyway, stay tuned with us for more details about the movie Oz The Great and Powerful. :)