Disney has released the first trailer for Sam Raimi’s Oz The Great And Powerful on the web. The trailer debuted on Thursday to a packed hall at San Diego Comic-Con 2012.
The film imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz:
When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician withdubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land ofOz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for thetaking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis),Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are notconvinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantlydrawn 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 abit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great andpowerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
Oz The Great and Powerful is slated to hit theaters in the U.S. on March 8, 2013.
Source: Walt Disney Studios