During Comic-Con today, Disney unleashed the first trailer for Sam Raimi‘s Oz: The Great and Powerful. The story is meant to be a prequel to the events in the classic Wizard of Oz. This new story stars James Franco as Oz, and co-stars Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis. This has been talked about for a long time so it’s exciting there’s finally footage of it. The poster unveiled last week was fantastic as well. The trailer looks amazing, although I wish there was a chance to see it in 3D.
Head to Apple.com for an HD version.
Raimi on where the story came from:
[Screenwriter] Mitchell Kapner took the Baum books and gathered different information from the second, third, and fourth Oz books that Baum had written about the character. He put them in chronological order and made up the rest based on his imagination. It nods lovingly toward the 1939 classic Wizard of Oz.
Oz: The Great and Powerful opens March 8, 2013
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