Oz: The Great and Powerful Trailer

Sony may have decided to replace Sam Raimi with Marc Webb for The Amazing Spider-Man. However, Raimi is the director behind Disney’s Oz: The Great and Powerful, a prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which had its first trailer released today.

James Franco stars as Oscar Diggs, a magician from Kansas who’s taken by storm (literally) to the colorful land of Oz. In Oz, Diggs impresses the town people with his magic tricks. However, witches Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda (Michelle Williams) aren’t so sure that Oz is all that great of a magician. But it’s up to him to figure out who is good and who is bad, and finesse his magical talents before he can become the powerful Wizard of Oz.

The cast also includes Zach Braff, Joey King, Bruce Campbell, Abigail Spencer Ted Raimi, and Martin Klebba.

Oz: The Great and Powerful is set to premiere on March 8, 2013.