Walt Disney Pictures, via iTunes Movie Trailers, has released what is expected to be the last theatrical trailer for their upcoming fantasy film Oz The Great and Powerful. The film’s latest trailer reveals quite a bit of previously unseen footage from the film, which tells the origin story of L. Frank Baum’s beloved Emerald City wizard. The film stars James Franco as the title character Oz, Rachel Weisz as Evanora, Michelle Williams as Glinda, and Mila Kunis as Theodora. Oz The Great and Powerful is directed by Sam Raimi and will open in 3D, 2D, and IMAX 3D theaters on March 8, 2013.
Oz The Great and Powerful imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (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 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.