Despite the fact that we know little-to-nothing about Sam Raimi’s sure-to-be-excellent “Oz: The Great And Powerful,” aside from its intriguing A-list cast and basic premise of course, we’re pretty sure it’s going to be one of our favorite movies of 2013. Raimi just seems like the perfect person to take us back to Oz, and since he has the likes James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff with him for the ride, it just seems like a slam dunk.
Anyway, the only problem with the film so far is that none of the parties involved will tell us anything about it! When MTV News happened upon the lovely yet reserved Ms. Williams at the Hollywood Awards Gala recently however, we did get a few good descriptors about what life has been like on set and working with Mr. Sam Raimi.
“Oh I love Mr. Raimi. I’d follow Mr. Raimi anywhere and I do like to call him Mr. Raimi, he deserves the title, he always wears a suit,” Williams gushed when asked about how things were going on set. “It’s been like a playground, it’s a great place to go to work. It is, it’s like a magical wonderland going to work everyday.”
Williams is such a great tease! My imagination has run wild with what that set must look like… Also, we can’t forget that in addition to having a whimsical, magical flare, Franco told us there will be plenty of humor in the story as well.
“Sam Raimi is I think a master of capturing a feeling of old Hollywood charm and matching it with the latest technology,” Franco told us. “So he’s going to create the amazing world and take people to this place. The characters are very funny in a old Hollywood way.”
What do you think ’Oz’ will be like? Magical original or whimsical re-telling? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter!