I have been a Sam Raimi fan since his first film Evil Dead. So where as most modern film fans know him for Spider Man I actually know him for his better days when it was all about making great indie horror films. He was not able to complete a script for SpiderMan 4 and as such it has now been remade and Marc Webb has taken his mantle as the Spiderman director. While he may not be doing Spider-man he has moved on to a reboot of The Wizard of Oz that because of its casting might be truly genius.
The studio has passed along the poster for the film which you can see 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.