Oz-The-Great-and-Powerful-PosterWe’re just weeks away from seeing Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful arrive on the big screen, and we couldn’t be more excited. James Franco is front and centre for this anticipated new blockbuster, and Disney look to have another big hit on their hands here.

The last we saw from the film was its impressive Super Bowl TV spot earlier in the month. Now the studio have released two new TV spots, both giving us a great new look at the film.

“When Oscar Diggs, 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, Evanora and Glinda, 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.”

Starring alongside Franco in the leading quartet will be Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz. And joining them will be Zach Braff, Abigail Spencer, Tim Holmes, and Joey King, completing a fantastic cast.

Raimi is directing from a script by Mitchell Kapner (The Whole Nine Yards) and David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole). And Danny Elfman (Spider-Man) is once more taking scoring duties for the director, so we have a great soundtrack to look forward to.

Oz the Great and Powerful will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on 8th March, giving us just over three weeks to wait for its arrival. It looks like Raimi is bringing us another fantastic blockbuster, and all signs point to brilliance here. Here are the latest TV spots to give you a taste of what to expect.

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