New publicity stills give varying glimpses into the world of “Oz: The Great and Powerful”


“Oz: The Great and Powerful” is a new and Alice in Wonderland-inspired twist on the classical “Wizard of Oz”, and four new publicity stills released from the film couldn’t highlight the film’s differences from its namesake — or inspiration drawn from the director’s (Sam Rami) varied and successful past.

Coming off of his wild ride as director of the wildly successful Spider-Man franchise, Sam Rami is spinning a new tale within Oz detailing the life of a land-lost circus magician who finds himself stranded in the Land of Oz:

When Oscar Diggs, 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, Evanora and Glinda, 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.

[cincopa AsAApArDKFKY] Wanting more “Oz” before the film’s March 2013 release? Check out the recently-released trailer for the film:


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