BEYOND FRIGHT: Sam Raimi Shows Us OZ: THE GREAT & POWERFUL!


With the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con in full swing, Disney premiered the first trailer for Sam Raimi’s OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL! This being a prequel of the 1939 classic The Wizard of OZ, “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.”

Word out of Hall H is expect cameos from “The Chin” himself, Bruce Campbell and even Raimi’s 1973 Oldmobile Delta 88! Check out the teaser trailer below!