You can act like you’re all grown up and far from anything that you may have liked as a child, but there’s no denying that we all still love fairy tales.
No, go ahead, deny it to yourself…
But the success of the TV show Once Upon a Time, and the re-making of all the childhood classics to the silver screen, only proves that movie executives are investing on what they feel will attract people. And don’t think that they are banking that majority of their funds will come from children, they know that these movies are more so for the adults that want to see a rendition of a child hood favorite.
Disney is releasing Into the Woods, at the end of the year. Based on a musical of the same name, Into the Woods is the story of a baker and his wife who are trying to have a child, and cannot because a witch has cursed them. So they go “into the woods” to find a solution and encounter a few very well known Brother’s Grimm characters. Stories featured are: Cinderella, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel.
Meryl Streep will be playing the part of the witch. I think that it will be quite a smooth transition from her playing Miranda Priestly, the obnoxious fashion magazine editor from The Devil wears Prada, to a witch, with the same personality.
Johnny Depp will be playing The Big Bad Wolf. Since Johnny Depp’s film history is filled with the zaniest characters brought to life, I’m sure we are in for a very big treat.
Anna Kendrick who is most recently known for her part as Beca in Pitch Perfect, will be playing the part of Cinderella.
And who could think of a better prince for Cinderalla then Chris Pine? I know I can’t, from Captain Kirk to Cinderella’s prince. (Another smooth transition)
What is it about seeing well-known actors playing classic characters that makes it so exciting?
If you’re into musicals, scratch this off the con list and make your way to the movies this Christmas. I can’t call myself a fan, but I know that there are quite a few musicals I’ve enjoyed on Broadway. I see this as a con because this can turn out to be as bad as that barber shop musical that Johnny Depp filmed way back when, that I’m still trying to erase from my memory. I prefer musicals to be on the stage. The only musical that made it to the movies that I can go for is The Sound of Music. The promising part of this is that the producer of Wicked is involved. If i had to say what musical stands out amongst the rest in Broadway, Wicked would be the running winner many years in a row. Especially since the musical was so much better then the actual book it was based on. Could you believe it?
I’m sure their will be more trailers and fun teases before the movies release. If this sounds like your type of good time, it will be in theaters Christmas day.
Release Date: December 25, 2014