Video: 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' With James Franco, Michelle Williams + More

The first trailer for 'The Great and Powerful Oz' starring James France and Michelle Williams debuted at SDCC. Check it out here!

Trailer: ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ With James Franco, Michelle Williams + More

The first trailer for ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ starring James France and Michelle Williams debuted at SDCC. Check it out here!

-Lucia Peters

The Great and Powerful Oz poster

Oh, Bettys. Although we had great fun at New York Comic-Con last fall, we’re super sad that we’re not at San Diego Comic-Con right now! The mother of all nerd conventions, SDCC (as it is affectionately known) showcases the best in upcoming comics, television shows, movies, and so much more. Would that we lived on the West Coast!

But hey, at least all of the awesome videos and such that debut at SDCC usually find their way to the web via YouTube. And look! Here’s one of the ones we’re looking forward to the most: The first trailer for Oz: The Great and Powerful, starring James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, and Rachel Weisz!

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In this prequel to The Wizard of Oz, James stars as Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics who finds himself blown from Kansas to Oz after getting caught in a tornado. Thinking he’s hit the jackpot, he makes quick work of duping the citizens of Oz into believing that he’s the great and powerful wizard whose arrival they’ve been waiting for. Unfortunately, he hadn’t banked on three witches—Theodora (Mila), Evanora (Rachel), and Glinda (Michelle)—remaining unconvinced. Drawn into the problems facing Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must sort out the good from the evil—before it’s too late. Directed by Sam Raimi of the Tobey Maguire Spider Man trilogy, the film is due out in March, 2013.

Take a look-see!

Looks neat, doesn’t it? Full of lush visuals and a tale of Oz never before told (unlike 1939’s The Wizard of Oz and the super trippy 1985 sequel Return to Oz, this one isn’t based on any of L. Frank Baum’s books), it’s got a lot of promise. We can only hope that it doesn’t end up like Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, which, though entertaining, was ultimately somewhat unfulfilling. Still, we have great hopes!

Also, I really want Mila Kunis’ red hat. Anyone else?

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.

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