First Look: Oz The Great and Powerful Movie Trailer
Disney’s offered up this first trailer for the 2013 film Oz: The Great and Powerful and if you didn’t know who directed the fantasy adventure, you might assume it’s a Tim Burton film. It’s not. This prequel was directed by Sam Raimi (the first three Spider-Man movies), however it does have a Burton connection. Joe Roth serves as producer on this and Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams, Oz: The Great and Powerful will arrive 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.
Watch the trailer: