by Ken Korman
As part of our ongoing and very occasional series of Friday afternoon cinematic distractions, we present the just-released trailer for the new Hollywood prequel to The Wizard of Oz. The movie is called Oz: The Great and Powerful and it was directed by Sam Raimi, who's widely known for three Spider-Man movies but not the new one currently in theaters. It is scheduled to arrive in March of 2013 and stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz.
Do we need a prequel to what is arguably the most beloved American movie of all time? You decide: