Exclusive: New Oz the Great and Powerful poster shows terrifying flying monkey

The best bit of 'The Wizard of Oz' is of course the scene when the Wicked Witch unleashes her army of flying monkeys with the immortal command "fly my pretties!".

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It's quite possibly why the latest poster for big budget prequel 'Oz the Great and Powerful' features another winged simian who is, we reckon, pure evil. The bell hop outfit only makes him more terrifying.

Have a look below.

The flick tells the story of how the Wizard arrived in Oz and became its ruler. It stars James Franco as the titular Oz, Mila Kunis as Theodora, Rachel Weisz as Evanora and Michelle Williams as Glinda. Zach Braff features as the voice of Frank/Finley.

Excitingly, Sam Raimi, helmer of 'Spider-Man' and creator of the 'Evil Dead' series is directing. We're quite looking forward to this.

'Oz: The Great and the Powerful' is due to be released in the UK on 8 March 2013.