Walt Disney studios premiered the first trailer for Oz, The Great and Powerful for thousands of fans in Hall H today, and we have it up on the site now for you to enjoy. Sam Raimi directed the film that stars James Franco as Oz, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, and Zach Braff.
The film looks visually stunning and features a beautiful new world and vision of OZ. It will not feature characters that fans have grown to love in The Wizard of Oz because it's a prequel to that story, but it looks like it will have so much wonderful eye candy to entertain everyone.
This trailer has me very excited to see more. Do you think that fans of the classic 1939 film will fall in love with Raimi's vision?
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. 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.
“Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth and written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final). Grant Curtis, Philip Steuer and Palak Patel are serving as executive producers. “Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.
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