Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis told the press at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con that the sets were huge, detailed, and gorgeous and that surprisingly there wasn't that much green screen used in Oz The Great and Powerful. I say surprisingly because one look at the trailer and you'd assume green screen was used extensively in this 3-D production. According to Williams, Kunis, and producer Joe Roth, that wasn't the case on this prequel to The Wizard of Oz.
We'll have our complete interview with Williams, Kunis, and director Sam Raimi up soon, but for now we've got the first look at the fantasy adventure with James Franco as the circus magician who becomes the Wizard of Oz:
The official synopsis: "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 hits theaters on March 8, 2013.
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