‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ and ‘World War Z’: Zombies and Flying Monkeys, Oh My!

Michele November 8, 2012 0
‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ and ‘World War Z’: Zombies and Flying Monkeys, Oh My!

When Dorothy stepped into Oz, I don’t think she was overrun by a horde of flesh eating zombies. Even if she does meet some men who are in need of organs (a brain for the Scarecrow and a heart for the Tin Man) But a girl can dream. Combining my love of zombies and the merry old land of Oz, Hollywood saw fit to release some new information today in the form of posters. It gives us a glimpse of the upcoming movies Oz: The Great and Powerful and World War Z. One is a trip to a fantasy land filled with interesting creatures. The other is a look at what would happen if Brad Pitt had to face the zombie apocalypse. Both look and sound freaking awesome. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.

Oz: The Great and Powerful

This is just the 2nd poster in the trilogy, and I’m already dying to see this film. It just looks too cool to ignore. The first picture, which you can see here, featured the green witch that makes everybody melt (just kidding… eventually she’s the one melting, melting). But the next one seems to be a glimpse of the Emerald City Zoo, and boy do I want to visit. For one thing, that would make it easy to name all of the different creatures in the photo. Because despite having seen The Wizard of Oz and Wicked, they seemed to have skipped the crazy yelling baboon character. Check it out:

What did I tell you? I want to know who gave that obviously pissed off ape a lethal looking weapon. At least there are some other non-threatening animals to help calm him down. The munchkins make an appearance, as well as the nicer looking flying monkeys.  We even have a sort of glance of the Wizard (played by James Franco) in his hot air balloon.I must say that this movie is really getting exciting. Each new glimpse looks even better than the last, and I really can’t wait to see the finished product on March 8, 2013.

World War Z

After many stories of all sorts of problems surrounding the production, which included re-shoots and re-writes, we’re finally getting to share some good news. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, it’s just a poster and it’s pretty Spartan at that. Especially when you compare it with the Oz: The Great and Powerful picture featured above. If the goal was to give us the least amount of information possible then they succeeded. I suppose when you keep constantly changing your mind about the finished product, it’s hard to let the fans get close to the project. Which is unfortunate because this actually looks like a cool film. I’m a zombie lover, so anything that deals with the walking dead is something I will be interested in. And having Brad Pitt trying to kill them is not a bad idea either. Unfortunately, not even his pretty face makes an appearance on the poster. Here it is:

You can’t tell from the picture, but Brad Pitt plays a United Nations employee who gets caught up in the zombie epidemic that is destroying the world. Mirielle Enos (from television show The Killing) plays his wife, and the couple are joined by talent such as Matthew Fox (Lost), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), James Badge Dale (The Grey), and David Morse (The Green Mile). Hopefully we’ll get a look at all of these people in a trailer soon. The film is set to premiere June 21st, 2013 – so we may have a while to wait.

What do you think of these new posters? Planning on going to see Oz: The Great and Powerful and World War Z?