By Karen Posada
Disney’s ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ will premiere March 8th 2013. Produced by Joe Roth who produced ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and directed by Sam Raimi director of the ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy. Starting James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff.
The story tells how L. Frank Baum’s famous character the Wizard of Oz became who he is. When the magician from a circus with dubious ethics, Oscar Diggs (Franco) is sent from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s wan the lotto of fame and fortune until he meets three witches, Theodora (Kunis), Evanora (Weisz) and Glinda (Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard they expect him to be. He finds himself in the middle of all the big problems the Land of Oz and its residents face, Oscar must find out who is good and who is bad before it’s too late. Oscar transforms himself using his magical arts through illusion, ingenuity and a bit of wizardry not only becoming the powerful Wizard of Oz but also a better man.
Here’s the trailer and poster: