Comic-Con 2012: Disney Presents 'Wreck-It Ralph,' 'Frankenweenie' and 'Oz, the Great and Powerful' live from Hall H! Panelists include Tim Burton, James Franco, Mila Kunis, John C. Reilly, Sara Silverman, Sam Raimi and more.
Oz: The Great and Powerful
Today at Comic-Con 2012, audiences got their first look at Sam Raimi's 'Oz: The Great and Powerful.' As the film hits theaters in March, it's no surprise that the Con was the launching point for the film's marketing, as the trailer for the film has debuted today.
"Re-imaginings" of classic stories are all the rage in this post-modern society of ours and L. Frank Baum's Land of Oz has seen its fair share of new interpretations. Gregory Maguire's novel 'Wicked' (and its Broadway musical adaptation) took the familiar characters featured in 'The Wizard of Oz' and flipped them on their collective head, re-casting the evil Wicked Witch of the West as a misunderstood hero. The result was the gold standard to which all new Oz stories had to live up to...but hey, if we can't count on director Sam Raimi to live up to that standard with 'Oz the Great and Powerful' (which has a brand spankin' new poster for you to enjoy) what has the world come to?