There have been plenty of re-imaginings of Frank L. Balm's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Disney Studios will release the prequel as to how Oz became the ruler of well Oz in "Oz the Great and Powerful."

 

The $200 million budget film will come out March 8, 2012. Sam Raimi is the director of this Walt Disney Studio project. Raimi directed all three of the Spider-Man films with Toby McGuire as well as "The Gift," and "For the Love of the Game." The movie also stars James Franco as "Oz." Franco has been in such movies as "127 Hours," "Eat, Pray, Love," as well as all three of the Spider-Man films that Raimi directed.