Disney releases poster for 'Oz The Great and Powerful'

Disney released its first poster for Oz: The Great and Powerful earlier today. Set to hit theaters March 8, 2013, the movie is a live action prequel to the classic tale.

According to The Wrap, the story follows young Oz, played by James Franco, as he gets whisked away from a Kansas circus to a magical land somewhere over the rainbow. He thinks he’s struck gold until he meets three (super-hot) witches who cloud the picture for him. Eventually – though this may be a mega-spoiler – he becomes the magical man behind the curtain.

The newly released poster evokes a sinister mood, depicting hot air balloon floating across a cloudy sky. along the horizon, a tornado is brewing above the glistening Emerald City skyline.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the movie’s all-star cast includes Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, and Zach Braff.

The film is being produced by Joe Roth, who also produced an adaptation of Alice and Wonderland in 2010 and directed by Spider-Man Trilogy director Sam Raimi.

Since Disney doesn’t own the rights to the original film, fan’s should expect some differences between this movie and the 1939 classic. nonetheless, the movie still contains its fair share of tornadoes, yellow bricks, and hot air balloons. but unfortunately, no Toto.

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Disney releases poster for 'Oz The Great and Powerful'

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