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Oz the Great and Powerful: stunning new trailer

Yahoo! Movies has got its grubby mitts on the stunning new trailer for 'Wizard of Oz' prequel 'Oz the Great and Powerful'.

Watch it below...

Directed by Sam 'Spider-Man' Raimi, it's a visually jaw-dropping reimagining of L. Frank Baum's classic/terrifying kid's books.

This second trailer opens out the story — we see James Franco's small time Kansas Wizard Oscar Diggs blown into the magical kingdom thanks to another tornado.

He wants to be a "great man", and could get his chance after meeting the three witches. They tell him of a prophecy about an ace magician who will come to Oz to defeat the Wicked Witch. It's Oscar's time to shine, even though, you know, he can't really do magic.

In the footage we're also introduced to the Zach Braff-voiced flying monkey named Finley, and China Girl, a porcelain doll.

The film is released in the UK on 8 March 2013.