Watch: First Trailer for Sam Raimi's 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' Hits

July 12, 2012
Source: Apple

Oz The Great and Powerful Trailer

"You're in Oz…" After their presentation at Comic-Con, which featured the debut of this colorful trailer, Disney has posted this first trailer for Sam Raimi's Oz The Great and Powerful online. In this adventure back to Oz, before The Wizard of Oz occurs, James Franco stars as a young magician who gets whisked away to the magical world. There he meets the three witches Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), and begins an aventure that will change Oz forever. This looks great, I love Raimi's visual direction, and it all plays well in this world. I'm actually excited for this. Enjoy!

Watch the first trailer for Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful, in high def from Apple:

When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great and powerful Wizard—and just maybe into a better man as well. Also features the three witches Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams). Disney's fantastical adventure Oz The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Dark Man, Spider-Man, Drag Me to Hell), imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. From a screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Disney will be sending us back to Oz on March 8th, 2013 next year. Thoughts?

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  • armeetapus16
    Looks like fun
  • Jack
    Can I just say that looks AMAZING. Much better than I was ever expecting. I'll definitely be keeping my eye on it next year.
  • fem!anon
    Looks fantastic! I love the cast!
  • Agree with both? Jacks lol, and Alex. Love the differences between "reality" and Oz...cast is sweet, should be awesome...just have to wait 8 months :(
  • Is it made by Disney? I never really got that from all the branding. So Kunis turns baaaaaaaaaaaaaad and franco gets a new blonde haired lover? Ah Disney.
    Looks incredible...and Michelle Williams looks gorgeous.
  • I really want this to be good. Its March release date worries me. Beautifully shot and edited trailer, though.
  • Meh...
  • The moment i saw Rachel Weisz is the moment i knew that i will be on a teather watching this movie
  • jah p
    Pretty good cast, but it looks too much like Alice to me...
      What does that matter?
  • guess
    Feels like Raimi trying to do Burton.
    • BinaryChaos
      He might be but Burtons fantasy films never caught my eye like this one did.
  • nem
    Mila Kunis? Pass.
  • Jericho
    but its all just a dream...caused by blunt force trauma...why make a prequel about it?
    • Why not?
      • Jericho
        because when you make it a prequel then it all turns into an Alice in Wonderland ripoff.....
        • No, not really,t his is a different movie. The Alice in Wonderland movie was a live action sequel to the animated one from the one from way back in 1951. This movie is a prequel to the Wizard of Oz movie from way back in 1939. This movie is not a rip off of the Alice in Wonderland movie from 2010 or any other Alice in Wonderland movie before it.
          • Jericho
            actually 2010 Alice was just a mix of 'adventures in wonderland' and 'through the looking glass' books and not a sequel of the animated one or the others, her dress as a child was just to pay homage to them all....
          • No, i was referring to the fact that the Alice in Wonderland movie from 2010, is a live action sequel to the animated Alice in Wonderland movie from 1951. That has absolutely nothing to do with her dress. As for This Oz: The Great and Powerful movie, it is a prequel of the Wizard of Oz movie from 1939.
    • northdude
      Hahahahah! Very good point!
  • The witches arm and hand popping out at the end, right before it scratches wood, made me flinch, because i wasn't expecting to see that part the first time i watched it a moment ago, lol 😛 .
  • rev34
    James Franco is one of my favorite actors. He is really intelligent and i feel like he can do a great job with this character!
  • Aaron
    Looks like some very gimmicky 3D moments...
  • DAVIDPD least we got some flying mokeys.
  • I feel like a big reason that The Wizard of Oz was a classic was because of the humanity of it, and the very small scale it focused on. It was a musical and it was small scale and followed one girl on a colourful, personal journey. I see this trailer and I just see "war in a huge fantasy world" like Chronicles of Narnia, Snow White & The Huntsman, and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Maybe I suck but, visually, it all looks the same to me.
    • BinaryChaos
      Of course there is a war because he brought peace back to Oz that's why he is so respected even though he is just a great illusionist that fooled the witch and just to see how that plays out would be interesting cause I've always wondered how the people of Oz held him in such high esteem.
      • Yeah, I get it, I watched the trailer too and I know the story, but that has nothing to do with what I was saying.
  • redskulllives
    they should have just made wicked into a film this is just ridiculous
  • Heci
    Am I the only one who doesn't care for these new-wave Disney films?
  • Millus
    Looks good but without Bruce Campbell (maybe in the directors cut version of the movie). What is very interesting too: you can find the same actors in the new movie TAR of James Franco (but this time with Bruce Campbell) :)
  • Bandito Juan
    Meh, I just want to know how they're going to make him this huge hero and then have to break him down enough to hide away again. If they manage to bring that in an interesting way I'll be in, otherwise eeehhhh.
  • They need to make Wicked into a film, or tie this movie into it, but it looks like they are already taking the standard Oz route.
  • Danimal
    Minus the gimmicky 3D shots, this actually looks pretty fantastic! I'm in. I love the transition from black and white to color...beautiful.
  • franco actually reminds me of oz from the '39 film, so thats pretty cool. wish they had went with sepia in the beginning to match the old film as opposed to the straight black and white they got.
  • Lagoya
    This actually looks ok, thank God it's not directed by Tim Burton! he would have F'd it up like Alice, and square-face would have been cast as the wicked witch, I just can't stand Burtons style of film making.
  • Gouka Ryuu
    I guess this is going to be closer to the book series considering they are including the land of porcelin(sp) and china people.
  • rennmaxbeta
    Maybe we can get one of these a year. The same story by a different director.
  • Tony
    Was that Where in Oz is Carmen Sandiego?
  • Alex C.
    Prequels to world treasures (Gone with the wind, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz...)? Pass.




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