“The original is my favorite film of all time. I didn’t want it sullied. I didn’t want to be involved in a production that might trade off the goodwill of that film, so I didn’t even want to read the script at first. Luckily I did. And then I realized that it wasn’t at all what I thought.”Williams also spoke about how they wanted to take certain elements from The Wizard of Oz’ Glinda the Good Witch, while still creating something new:
“We tried to think of what made Glinda in the original film, but we didn’t want to lean too heavy-handedly on that.”Oz: The Great and Powerful hits the theaters on March 8th, 2013 and also stars James Franco, Zach Braff, Abigail Spencer, Joey King and Bill Cobbs.