What’s Behind That Sly Smile, James Franco? [PHOTOS]

While James Franco was looking 10 kinds of ticklish at tonight’s Oz: The Great And Powerful premiere in Japan, Rachel Weisz wore the sod out of an oxblood Lanvin gown.  Ruby slippers, whaaaaat!

During their appearance, two odd-looking characters came up to scare Weisz and Franco, who just kept staring down.

If only Weisz brought that dishy husband of hers along for protection…

Sadly, the couple won’t be attending this weekend’s Academy Awards, which is paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of James Bond.

“No, we’re not coming [to the Oscars],” Weisz told CNN on Saturday. 

Even though the segment was announced in January via Deadline, there’s no word on which – if any – of the dashing gents who played 007 will be in attendance.

It appears that Pierce Brosnan RSVP’d no as well.  When TMZ brought the star up to speed on Oscar plans, he said, “well, they’ll be missing one.”