(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)

A new trailer and several new images have been released for Sam Raimi’s upcoming fantasy adventure, Oz: The Great And Powerful, this week, and they are certainly very impressive.

Discovering the origins of L. Frank Baum‘s classic children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the film is a prequel to his work, looking at how the Wizard arrived in Oz and became the ruler.

With James Franco in the lead role as the young wizard Oscar Diggs the film also stars Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis as the three witches, Glinda, Evanora and Theodora, respectively. The cast come together brilliantly in the new trailer, which also introduces us to the voice over character of Zach Braff who is playing a flying monkey, giving even more the reason to look forward to the release of this one.

The images further highlight some of the new footage from the trailer, featuring the stunning settings and dazzling animations that the film is filled with, as well as some of the new, interesting characters from the books that we haven’t met before.

Oz: The Great and Powerful is set to be released in UK cinemas in March 2013.

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