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The 50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013

27. Oz the Great and Powerful

Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Zach Graff, Abigail Spencer, Joey King, Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell
Release Date: March 8

Admittedly, we'd prefer to see Sam Raimi using that post-Spider-Man clout to bankroll and direct more original and highly credible horror flicks like Drag Me to Hell, but this will also work.

Going back to the grandiose special effects seen in his three Spidey movies, Raimi dives into the IMAX 3D world with Oz the Great and Powerful, a prequel to The Wizard of Oz starring James Franco as Oscar Diggs, the small-time magician who'll become the classic 1939 film's titular character.

After being whisked away to Oz in a hot air balloon, Franco/Diggs becomes a hero while mixing it up with a trio of beautiful women: Mila Kunis (playing the pre-evil Wicked Witch of the West), Michelle Williams (as a good witch), and Rachel Weisz (the currently active Wicked Witch). Wonder if he'll use his, um, magic stick. Considering that Oz the Great and Powerful is a Disney movie, don't count on it.

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