Disney Sets Oz, the Great and Powerful Date


Walt Disney Pictures tells us that March 8, 2013 release date for director Sam Raimi’s Oz, the Great and Powerful, which is the same date as Sony was planning to open Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi pic Elysium, starring Sharlto Copley, Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.

Oz, the Great and Powerful will focus on the character of the Wizard himself (James Franco) and his humble beginnings in Omaha as a circus wrangler transported by balloon accident to the mysterious world of Oz where he gets mistaken for a know-it-all. Mila Kunis will play the witch Theodora, Michelle Williams is in talks to take on the role of Glinda and Rachel Weisz is in talks for Evanora.

Filming is schedule to start this July in Michigan.