‘Into the Woods’ Trailer Joins Fairy Tale Characters in One Story

By July 31, 2014

Say what you will about the quality of director Rob Marshall’s movies, but the guy is certainly doing his part to keep the musical alive in Hollywood. Aside from Disney animated projects, we don’t see musicals too often anymore, but Marshall – the guy who brought us the Best Picture winner Chicago, the 1999 TV version of Annie, and the musical riff on Fellini’s 8 1/2 called Nine – is back with another live action musical for Disney: Into the Woods.

We’ve written about the project before, and though Gyllenhaal never came on board, we finally have the first star-studded trailer to show you. Check it out:

So what do you think? This trailer is more of a teaser, only giving a brief glimpse of what to expect. I really like the cast, but I’ve never seen the play this film is based on, so I’m sure some musical theater enthusiasts will have their own opinions about how well this translates to the big screen. Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think!

Into the Woods hits theaters this Christmas Day.

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  • Jessica Olsen

    I think it definitely has potential, although I am partial to the Bernadette Peters version of the witch. I don’t know how most of the cast’s singing voice is except for Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt (she has a beautiful voice) and Johnny Depp, so that is up in the air for me. I think Glenn Close may have been a better choice for the witch given her singing abilities, but Meryl Streep definitely can play the part if she can pull of the witch rap (they better not take it out). If they are trying to do this like the recent Les Miserables movie, it could work. I just am not sure if that’s the case given the special effects they are adding and since there is no hint of Red Riding Hood who was one of the main characters in the original. I’m not sure how that will effect the story, but it will definitely either change some of the songs or at least who sings them. I am excited for the movie for sure but I am anxious to see a non-teaser trailer that shows more of the singing. I am also curious how long the movie will be since it looks like they’ve elaborated on scenes a bit.