added: Wed, Nov 14th '12
Disney has released a new full-length trailer for their upcoming fantasy adventure film, "Oz: The Great and Powerful," starring James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a small-time magician and illusionist who gets magically transported to the fantastical Land of Oz, where he must convince three witches that he is the great and powerful wizard that everyone has been expecting. Inspired by author L. Frank Baum's beloved books, this movie has been conceived by director Sam Raimi and screenwriters Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire as a prequel to the classic 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz."
Also starring Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams as the three iconic witches, "Oz: The Great and Powerful" is scheduled to open in theaters on March 8, 2013.
When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot -- fame and fortune are his for the taking -- that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity -- and even a bit of wizardry -- Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
directed by Sam Raimi
starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Abigail Spencer, Martin Klebba, Tony Cox, Joey King, Bill Cobbs, Ted Raimi
release date March 8, 2013