CCI: Disney Premieres First Trailer For Oz: The Great and Powerful

Following its premiere this afternoon at Comic-Con International, Apple.com has released the first trailer for Disney’s Oz: The Great and Powerful, the Sam Raimi-directed fantasy prequel that chronicles the story of the Wizard of Oz.

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.

When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great and powerful Wizard—and just maybe into a better man as well.

Oz: The Great and Powerful, which opens March 8, 2013, stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff.

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  • RunnerX13

    Hu, were’s Robert Donwy Jr?  Or are we getting two Oz movies like we got two Snow Whites, and getting two Beauty and the Beast TV shows?  Not digging the green screens, looks cheap and reminds me of Once Upon of Time (which works fine because it’s television).

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.hoffman.165 Adam Hoffman

    I just want someone to adapt the other books.

  • coalminds

    Needs more CG.

  • Johnny Beanbender

    It doesn’t come out until 2013; plenty of time to work on the CGI.

  • CJ3

    Despite what complaints there are now, for what they do have done and seeing the plot sort of be told in the trailer, this looks amazing.  I agree still plenty of time to polish things up, but it still looks amazing either way.