added: Sun, Feb 3rd '13
It's been nearly 75 years since Judy Garland skipped on top of Oz's yellow brick road -- and this March, James Franco will now be hittin' the bricks towards Emerald City and along the way meet three witches that are not exactly sure that he is the great and powerful wizard that they have been expecting. Here is the complete 30-second Super Bowl Spot, which has recently aired and features some new footage from Sam Raimi's latest 3D fantasy adventure flick.
"Oz: The Great and Powerful" is scheduled to open in theaters on March 8th.
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