James Franco and Mila Kunis Discuss Oz the Great and Powerful in Behind the Scenes Video
07.11.12 by Ryan
Disney's upcoming The Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz The Great and Powerful, will be a part of our Comic-Con coverage, but Disney has already started promoting the movie, offering a new teaser poster last week. But now, a behind the scenes look at the prequel on Entertainment Tonight (via The Playlist) has offered the first peek into the production, which will star James Franco in the title role and Mila Kunis as one of three witches (the others played by Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams).
"In the original L. Frank Baum books there are many witches and creatures, many more than were in the original," Franco explained. "This Oz is a little different. You get to see a lot more of who this Oz is... The search for [his heart] is one of the main themes of this movie."
Directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man), Oz The Great and Powerful was written by Mitchell Kapner (The Whole Nine Yards) and David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole). The cast includes Zach Braff as Franco's circus assistant and the voice of a CGI winged monkey named Finley, and Joey King as the voice of CGI character China Girl. Expect more to be revealed this Thursday, when Reelz covers Disney's Comic-Con panel.