Disney Editions to Release THE ART OF OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL March 5th
Published: February 25, 2013 - 1:22pm
James Franco leads a talented cast as the mysterious man who finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great and powerful Wizard of renown.
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.
Magicians never reveal their secrets. That may be true of the Great Oz, but not of acclaimed filmmaker Sam Raimi, who allows readers a special behind-the-scenes look at the magic and making of Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful in this new book. Written by Grant Curtis, the film’s executive producer, The Art of Oz The Great and Powerful details the production of the film, from initial conceptual art to early art department paintings and up to the final frames. Featuring never-before-seen film stills, concept art, and interviews with the cast and crew, The Art of Oz The Great and Powerful will take the readers through the entire filmmaking process, and into the magical land of Oz.
Publisher: Disney Editions
Publication Date: March 5th, 2013
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. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff, the film is scheduled for theatrical release on March 8, 2013.