TV Spot and Stills from Oz: The Great and Powerful

Oz: The Great and Powerful is only a couple of months from release and is heading in to full-on advertising mode. So we’ve been treated to another TV Spot. If you didn’t see the New Years ad you can watch it here. Directed by Sam Raimi, Oz stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and even features the voice work of Zach Braff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRRE3n5oEZc

So the acting talent is in place and Sam Raimi has proven before he can do a big budget effects movie. With some great cinematography and colourful sets, Oz the Great and Powerful already looks amazing.

A number of new images have also hit the net, giving us a closer look at some of the film’s characters.

And as if that wasn’t enough to get you excited, Rachel Weisz recently spoke out about playing the Wicked Witch. Even after a poster featuring the Wicked Witch was shown, the identity of who was playing the iconic role was kept secret. But some secrets can’t be hidden forever and we now know that Rachel Weisz was the one to land the role. Though how that works with her character of the “Good” witch is yet to be seen.

“It was a fun idea to be playing someone who is really, really bad,” said Rachel Weisz to The Sun, “I can’t think of any roles that I’ve had like that before… She’s really, really a bad person and she revels in being bad.

Her performance is certainly one to look forward to, especially with her view of the character. “It’s a Disney film, so I shouldn’t say she is ‘turned on’ by evil,” Weisz continued, “but that’s what it is like. She enjoys it, like the meaner she is the more pleasure she gets.”

If you’re not entirely sure what’s going on then you can give the synopsis a read below.

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 out on the 8th of March this year.

Sources: CBM.com, DigitalSpy

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