Sam Raimi‘s new prequel to The Wizard of Oz opens in only a couple months, and to complement the most recent TV spots and trailer, we’ve got some new high-res photos that show off the characters and their marvelous costumes.
Oz: The Great and Powerful follows a magician whose escape from a small-town con game turns into a path to a new world, as he pilots a balloon that is blown off course into Oz. There he meets a trio of witches and a few odd characters such as the monkey Finley and China Girl.
These new images show off the designs and costumes that bring the characters to life; even if the film looks a bit too much Alice in Wonderland-ish, the costumes (by Gary Jones, who also did Spider-Man 2) are pretty much awesome and a real eye candy. Have a look:
Disney’s fantastical adventure Oz The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. 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 and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
Oz: The Great and Powerful opens on March 8th, 2013 and it stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams and others.