Behind The Scenes Footage From 'Oz The Great and Powerful'
Reported by Outsiders - 10:59 AM 2012.07.11
Oz The Great and Powerful doesn't hit theaters until March of 2013 but ET was able to get some behind the scenes footage from one of the 28 different sets occupying seven sound stages in Detroit and took the time to sit down with Mila Kunis, who plays one of the film's three witches, and Oz himself, James Franco! Also be sure to check back on Thursday afternoon as the first trailer will be released.
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.
“Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth and written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final). Grant Curtis, Philip Steuer and Palak Patel are serving as executive producers. “Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.
Cast: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff