Teaser trailer for Disney’s Into the Woods

INTO THE WOODSDisney have released a teaser trailer for their upcoming fantasy musical Into the Woods.

For those unfamiliar with Into the Woods (and are slightly worried that Disney might have gone all Evil Dead), the film is an adaptation of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical (with Lapine adapting for the screen). Mixing the fairy tales of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel, the film is told from the perspective of a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) as they attempt to break a curse placed upon them by a witch (Meryl Streep).

Directed by Rob Marshall (of Chicago) and produced by Marc Platt (of Wicked), the teaser doesn’t feature any songs and is light on dialogue. It instead aims to win audiences with the visual iconography, hence a girl in a red hood skipping into the woods, a boy climbing a beanstalk, a girl letting down her hair… you get the idea. The marketing are also trying their best to keep Johnny Depp’s appearance as The Wolf hidden as much as possible.

Click play below. Alternatively Quicktime HD downloads can be found by clicking here.

Four fairy tales for the price of one? Into the Woods also stars Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Mackenzie Mauzy. It opens in the US on 25 December 2014, and in the UK on 9 January 2015.

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