I never believed that we needed to have another Wizard of Oz film adaptation. The Judy Garland film is still one of the best movies ever made, and there certainly is no shortage of books to explore L. Frank Baum’s wonderful world even further. But after seeing the first trailer for Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful, I’m ready to rock.
I really hope I’m not wrong on this, but I think this is going to be completely awesome. I’m so glad Sam Raimi is directing this, and I’m totally intrigued with James Franco as Oz/Oscar Diggs. While Robert Downey, Jr. would have done an excellent job, Franco conveys that sense of wry detachment that I think the character needs.
Then there’s the triple casting win of Mila Kunis, Rachel Weiz, and Michelle Williams as the three witches of Oz. Man, just thinking about this whole thing makes me all giddy.