When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), 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 (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), 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. – Rotten Tomatoes
I had very little in the way of enthusiasm for this film when I first heard about it but I have to admit this trailer has changed my mind. Sure some of the visuals are almost a tad too much like the Alice in Wonderland movie from 2010 but even with that being the case it looks amazing.
I am also intrigued about the way the trailer shows that characters consider Evanora and The Wicked Witch of the East to be two entirely different people. So either Evanora is leading a double life or she is suffering from some sort of split personality. Either way it’s got me intrigued. Plus it’s directed by the always amazing Sam Raimi so it is almost guaranteed to be really good.