Amid all the other films that were announced and re-announced at Comic-Con this year, one film made its debut through its debut of its first full trailer. That film was “Oz – The Great and Powerful”.
Yes, folks, this is a Disney film. The basic premise of the film is the telling of the story before Dorothy and before the Wonderful Wizard himself. In other words, its how the Wonderful Wizard became the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Take a look at the trailer above. The synopsis (or official film description) is also below –
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.
The film releases next year on March 8, 2013.