One of my mantras which I hold above most others is to “always have something to look forward to.” I try and apply it to every facet of my life as much as I possibly can, and cinema is no exception. And of all my films I’m looking the most forward to, I would have to say Oz: The Great And Powerful is right near the top. Directed by master Sam Raimi (Army Of Darkness, Drag Me To Hell, Spiderman 1, 2, and 3), the film stars Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff, and the story is a prequel to Victor Fleming’s mesmerizing 1939 classic The Wizard Of Oz. The film will take us on a journey into the life of the Wizard himself (Franco), giving us a glimpse not only of how he came to be such a powerful man, but possibly even a better man. As The Playlist notes: “This movie actually shot last year, and given that it’s not arriving until next spring, we’re expecting a pretty big special effects display at the multiplex.” So click your ruby slippers together three times and mark your calendars, my friends: Sam Raimi‘s Oz: The Great And Powerful hits theatres on March 8, 2013.