This week we were treated to the unveiling of the first official Into The Woods trailer!
Following suit of the musicals to movies movement whose followers are still on a Les Miserables come down, the director of Chicago and producer of Wicked take us on a dark journey into the woods. The Stephen Sondheim classic is a clever Brother’s Grimm jukebox with the intertwining of popular fairy stories including Cinderella, Little red Ridinghood, Rapunzel and Jack and the Beanstalk. I personally am still recovering from attempting to learn the harmonies in a youth theatre rendition of this complicated musical seven years ago, this score is no mean feat! But a handpicked dream team including Meryl Streep, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and who better to play the big bad woof than Johnny Depp, promise to delivery a dark and twisted Disney treat. At least that’s what the minute of footage we can get our hands on wood suggest….
Into The Woods is due for theatrical release January 2015