The latest clip from Oz: The Great and Powerful sends co-stars James Franco and Michelle Williams soaring through the heavens in a pair of bubbles.
Evil Dead and Spider-Man director Sam Raimi’s knack for interesting visuals is certainly on display in recently-released video. As Franco and Williams soar through what appears to be the Emerald Forest, they encounter a number of budding flowers that are no doubt designed to take advantage of Disney’s 3D technology.
According to Internet Movie Database, the Wizard of Oz prequel reportedly set Disney back a whopping $200 million. However, it would appear Raimi has put that mountain of cash to good use.
Here’s Disney’s official description of its upcoming fantasy:
“Disney’s fantastical adventure ‘Oz The Great and Powerful,’ directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs, 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, Evanora, and Glinda, 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 wizard but into a better man as well.”
When you’re ready to take flight, have a look at the clip embedded below.
In addition to James Franco and Michelle Williams, Raimi’s big-budget fantasy stars Mila Kunis, Zach Braff, Rachel Weisz, and Joey King. Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful floats magically into theaters across the country on March 8.