I wouldn’t have blamed anybody who would’ve screamed ‘THIS IS TIM BURTON’S HANDY WORK’ in my face after watching this snippet of ‘Oz’. It sure looks like a Tim Burton, they’re acting in that peculiar manner and to be honest- if there was smell-a-vision it’d probably smell like the guy too. Albeit, this is not Mr Burton’s craft- sure it’s Disney, but the film is actually in the hands of Sam Raimi (of the ‘old’ Spiderman trilogy) and to be honest- it feels strange. After all who does weird and wacky better than Tim?
However moving on from the directing… and the casts looks SUPERB. James Franco (in a Johnny Depp type role, in Tim Burton terms…) Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams… they’re a force to be reckoned with. I’ll certainly be giving Oz a try next year, will you?