After the the reveal of the first poster, Disney now releases the very first trailer for the much anticipated Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz: the Great and the Powerful. Watch the video after the jump.
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.
|Rachel Weisz as Evanora the Wicked Witch of the East|
|Michelle Williams as Glinda the witch of the south|
|Mila Kunis as Theodora the witch of the West|
I'm not really that excited about this film but after seeing the trailer, I kind of having a change of heart. Not only because of the promising visuals, the movie also have a good set of cast with Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz working side by side James Franco. With this 4 lead stars, I'm already decided that I'm putting my money on it.
What about you? What do you think about this Wizard of Oz prequel? Share it on the comments below. Coming in cinemas on March 2013 to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures