Take Another Trip to Oz in a New Trailer for Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful

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James Franco saves the day in a new trailer for Sam Raimi’s “Alice in Wonderland 2: Back to Oz”. Oh no, wait, this isn’t an “Alice in Wonderland” movie at all, although you would be forgiven for thinking so if you saw the trailer below and didn’t know before hand. Let’s face it, this is essentially a clone of Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”. Anyways, here’s the new trailer for Raimi’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful”. Looks like kids might like it. After all, it’s got flying monkeys, not one, or two, but three witches, and James Franco’s facial hair is all kinds of funky.

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.

Also starring Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Spencer, Joey King, Zach Braff, Martin Klebba, Ted Raimi, Bill Cobbs, Tony Cox, and Tim Holmes.

Oz arrives in theaters March 8, 2013.

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