James Franco - Star Studded Oz: The Great and Powerful New Trailer!

0
0
Subscribe to James Franco alerts

Judy Garland's 1939 The Wizard of Oz was a Technicolor work of monumental cinematic genius. It somehow captured the spirit and imagination of children and adults alike, providing the right balance of wonder and terror, with a believable and endearing heroine, as well us a truly horrifying villain and her evil flying monkey minions. Oz: The Great and Powerful has just released it's theatrical trailer and in many ways it's a far cry from the original, but equally, the essence seems to remain.

Oz: The Great and Powerful stars James Franco as the eponymous accidental hero, a 'magician' from Kansas who is swept up, in a hot air balloon, in a terrible tornado and transported to the Land of Oz, where he is thought to be their fated hero. Things don't go to plan. The three good witches are played by Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz, and it is only these four main characters that appear as humans, all the rest are animated, in the vibrancy that pays homage to the original's Technicolor. The trailer gives clues and pointers that let the audience know that the movie is going to be touching and terrifying, much like the original. 

The general look of the film, as it appears in the trailer, resembles the OTT Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland. However, where Burton massacred the original which didn't really need a remake (and saying massacred really is an exaggeration), Sam Raimi's Oz has the advantage of an entirely different story with almost entirely different characters. Because of this the movie has a real chance of being a gem, and we hope it is. 

Check out the trailer here and let us know what you think:


Contactmusic

Tags: James Franco - Mila Kunis - Rachel Weisz - Michelle Williams - Sam Raimi

0
0
Subscribe to James Franco alerts
Advertisement

More James Franco

'The Interview' Stars Seth Rogen & James Franco Celebrate As Sony Announces Limited Christmas Day Release

The Interview will be shown in limited cinemas in the US from Christmas Day. Sony Pictures Entertainment has granted the film's release despite threats from...

Saturday Night Live: Dr. Evil Had Some Wise Words for the Sony Hackers

Soon after Obama put everyone at ease, announcing that the Sony hack was not, in fact, an act of war, another authority on all matters...

President Obama Mistakenly Calls James Franco 'James Flacco' During Year End News Conference

If you thought things were getting a little too heavy surrounding the now not to be released comedy The Interview, then President Obama has certainly...

George Clooney Created Pro Sony Petition But "Nobody Stood Up"

George Clooney's attempt at creating a petition in which members of the film industry could show their support for Sony and determination not to give...

Advertisement

A Week In Movies: Sony Gives In To Hackers, Night At The Museum 3 Holds Dual Premieres, Spectre Shoots In London And Trailers Promise Action And Romance This Spring

The big movie news this week has been Sony's decision to cancel the release of the James Franco/Seth Rogen comedy The Interview due to threats...

Sony Cancels The Release Of 'The Interview' Amid Hacking Threats

Just a little over a week before its scheduled release date and following apparent threats from hackers, Sony has announced that it has cancelled the...

New York Premiere Of 'The Interview' Reportedly Cancelled Amid Threats

The Interview, the now very, very controversial new comedy from Seth Rogen and James Franco has had it glitzy New York premiere cancelled after another...

Sony Leak: Sony Terrified of "Desperately Unfunny" Movie 'The Interview'

There was absolutely an air of uncertainty about Amy Pascal's leaked emails to Seth Rogen. The comedy actor was unwilling to make edits to his...

Advertisement

Comments

James Franco Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on James Franco

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All