Disney attempts to recreate the magic (read: box office profits) of its Alice and Wonderland semi-sequel by next taking a venture into the land of Oz. Spider-Man Trilogy director Sam Raimi will have quite the diverse year of blockbuster projects under his belt, producing the Evil Dead remake and directing this Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz the Great and Powerful.

Watch the Oz the Great and Powerful Super Bowl trailer to see more of this whimsical take on the classic world created by L. Frank Baum.

Oz the Great and Powerful, from director Sam Raimi, follows the life of Oscar Diggs (James Franco), an ambitious circus magician who is swept away to the Land of Oz. Following his arrival in the faraway place, Oscar finds himself at the center of a power struggle between the Oz witches, Glinda (Michelle Williams), Theodora (Mila Kunis), and Evanora (Rachel Weisz), that could spell doom for the creatures and people of Oz. Not knowing who to trust, Oscar must find his own path in the mysterious land – a path that will prepare him for his role as the iconic Wizard of Oz.


Oz the Great and Powerful will be in theaters on March 8, 2013.