The first teaser trailer for Into the Woods has been released by Disney.
The fairytale film, directed by Rob Marshall, whose previous films include Chicago, is based on the Broadway musical of the same name, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
James Lapine, who wrote the book on which the musical was based, has also penned the screenplay for the upcoming film.
Into the Woods combines a mixture of the Brothers Grimm fairytales, and shows us the results of the characters’ wishes and quests.
An original story which appears in the film is that of a childless couple who try to rid themselves of a witch’s curse, which leads them to meet the other characters on their journey.
This is Disney’s first adaptation of a Broadway musical, and this trailer shows us a selection of the star-studded cast for Into the Woods, including Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep as The Witch.
As well as the cast, this trailer also shows us a selection of well-known fairytale characters that will appear in the film, including Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella.
In June 2014, it was reported that some plot changes were taking place, and there would be the removal of the song Any Moment from the film production, in order to make the film more family friendly.
However, Stephen Sondheim released a statement saying these changes wouldn’t be taking place, and the film will be a faithful adaptation of the musical.
Filming took place over 2013 in the UK, on a budget of £23.7million ($40million), and with an all star cast such as this, Into the Woods looks set to become one of the biggest films of the year.
Into the Woods will be released on 9th January 2015 in the UK.
Read the article at focusfilm.co.uk