'Oz: The Great and Powerful' Bookended by Black and White Scenes
While the cast of The Dark Knight Rises is filled with all-star talent like Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more, there are some smaller players, both literally and figuratively, that also matter in the scheme of things. Young actress Joey King (Crazy Stupid Love) is one of those talents, and she also has a role in another high profile film, Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful. Obviously King wouldn't be able to talk much about The Dark Knight Rises, but she did open up to TeenSpot (via Comic Book Movie) and dished on an interesting detail of the Wizard of Oz prequel that calls back to the original 1939 classic.
Much like the seminal musical, the film will be bookended by black and white sequences. King said:
“We’re doing the same thing as the first 'Wizard of Oz,' we’re making it black and white in the beginning and then (it gets) colorful when we enter the Land of Oz. It’s also going to be a 3D movie; I’m so excited about that. It’s going to add a whole new level to the awesomeness of Oz."
It would be interesting if Raimi also only employed 3D when the film went into Oz and stayed in 2D during the black and white sequences. Joseph Kosinksi took a similar approach with Tron Legacy by having scenes in the real world be in 2D and scenes that took place inside the grid all be in 3D. It would certainly help immerse the viewer in Oz even more, but the question is whether or not audiences are ready to return to the Emerald City with The Wizard of Oz being such a beloved classic. What do you think?