Introducing Oz The Great And Powerful, which just premiered its trailer and is set to hit theaters in '13. What you've got is a handsome James Franco, a ne'er-do-well magician and soon-to-be wizard, escaping Kansas and landing in Oz amongst three gorgeous witches (Mila, Michelle, and Rachel). Franco is a fan of the original Frank L. Baum books, which focus not so much on Dorothy but on the original creatures of Oz, and the new movie follows a similar story line. The trailer is a CG fantasy, with Mila smoldering, Rachel simpering, and Michelle, who plays Glinda, looking like some sort of earthbound angel with long waves.
So, we give a stamp of approval on this relaunch. Hey, if Franco signs on, it'll definitely be worth watching.
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