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Disney has released a new trailer for the upcoming Oz The Great And Powerful, which is being directed by Sam Raimi and stars James Franco. The new trailer also gives new glimpses into the key roles played by Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams.
This new trailer follows a teaser that was released in July. Like the teaser, Wednesday’s trailer begins in black and white before going full widescreen and in color once Oscar Diggs, the magician played by Franco, reaches the land of Oz. Once there, he has to fulfill a prophecy and help defeat the wicked witch to prove that he is the magical wizard Oz’s citizens believe that he is. Rachel Weisz also stars as Evanora. Kunis plays Theodora and Williams is Glinda.
According to Deadline, the film is based on the books by L. Frank Baum and is set to be released on March 8, 2013.
The film is directed by Raimi, who is best known for the Spider-Man trilogy and the Evil Dead films. while the film will be very different from the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, Raimi has said that there will be some references to that film sprinkled throughout for fans.
Here’s the new trailer: