Disney has decided when to release its "Wizard of Oz" prequel. Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great and Powerful" will come out on March 8, 2013.
The movie stars James Franco as the wizard and Mila Kunis as the wicked witch.
The film centers around a young magician who is forced to flee from a traveling circus. His hot air balloon gets caught in a tornado, and he winds up in Oz, which is run by a pair of wicked witches.
In this tale, Kunis plays Theodora, a witch who starts off good, like her sister Glinda. But when Franco's character rejects her romantic advances, Theodora goes evil.
Joe Roth is producing the movie. David Lindsay-Abaire ("Rabbit Hole") revised the script.