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Trailer: ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’

We don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.

Attendees of the San Diego Comic-Con were treated to the company of geeky gentleman and pop artist extraordinaire Sam Raimi as he told tales of his upcoming film, “Oz: The Great and Powerful.” As we were hoping (really hoping), with Raimi’s presence also came the film’s first official trailer — and, like the Wizard himself, it is quite wonderful.

Raimi gives homage to the 1939 classic by having the wizard-to-be’s Kansas days depicted in (rather lovely) black and white before he’s whisked away via hot air balloon to the magical land where he will become the truly Great Man he was destined to be. The production design is absolutely breathtaking (how could it not be with Raimi and Disney joining forces to make this happen?) — as are Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis, who all make brief appearances.

Because of the wonderful things he does, indeed! Follow the yellow brick road to the trailer below. “Oz, the Great and Powerful” will hit theaters on March 8, 2013.


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Tags: James franco, Michelle williams, Mila kunis, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Rachel weisz, Sam raimi