Billed as a prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Disney’s March 2013 release comes at a perfect time. I’m certainly one of the neigh sayers for producing a sequel to a classic but 3D is perfect for this fantasy film.
This time round there’s an adult male protagonist, Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician who discovers the land of Oz and transforms himself into the great Wizard of Oz. And that put me in another downer – yet another male lead.
Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis form an impressive female cast but there’ll be no singing in director Sam Raimi’s take. Check out their interviews at Comic-Con 2012.