Disney has released the teaser poster for Sam Raimi's The Wizard of Oz prequel Oz: The Great and Powerful.
The story has The Wizard (James Franco) as a “snake-oil salesman” who enters the Technicolor world of Oz after escaping the vengeful husband of his latest sexual conquest. Once in Oz, he lies to the natives, claiming to be a wizard. This deceitful Casanova soon falls for Glinda the Good Witch (Michelle Williams), and spurns Theodora (Mila Kunis) prompting her to becomes a bad witch and team up with the downright evil Evanora (Rachel Weisz) to destroy Oz.
Zach Braff will play the role of Frank, the loyal but under-appreciated assistant to Oz. Abigail Spencer will play a young woman who is a willing subject of Oz’s magic tricks while Joey King will play China Girl in the pic.
Oz is written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire, and will be produced by Joe Roth.
The first public look at the film is set to take place at next week's San Diego Comic-Con 2012. The release date is set for March 8th, 2013.