Thursday, July 31, 2014

At Long Last, the Journey "Into The Woods" Begins

Over the last couple of days we've been treated to a bunch of stills (care of People Magazine) and a sneak peek of some footage, care of Entertainment Tonight (see below, with apologies for the quality) for Disney's, much anticipated/feared live action version of the award winning musical, Into the Woods. 
It was originally set for theatrical release this Winter (December 25, 2014), but there's a chance that may be moved... TBC.

Although it would seem they're currently doing some reshoots, the marketing machine appears to have finally chugged into gear. Rumor has it that we'll be seeing a proper trailer either August 1st or August 2nd.

In the meantime, here's the ET segment (cut off). Note: the first version I saw was removed so see this ASAP in case this goes too! (, no doubt we'll get a better look very soon):

Hm. Interesting. It actually looks quite... theatrical, though there will no doubt be more effects than we have currently seen. For fans of the Broadway musical, this is still going to be a tough sell but unless it's been completely "Disney-fied" and much glitter added where we have yet to see it, there appears to be a chance of a traditional live action musical here. (Gasp!)

(We've seen the images below before but I thought I'd add them for context.)

Emily Blunt and James Cordon look great, as do many of the cast but I'm going to have to see quite a bit more before I'm completely sold on the Witch, Cinderella and especially the Wolf... (Johnny Depp in a hat. Why are we not surprised?)

What do you think so far?

PS Personal note: I am finally - mostly! - recovered from my 'broken crown', it's unlikely I will be able to blog every day for a short while yet, but I will do my best to manage to bring you news as often as I can. While it turns out it's completely true that a good whack on the head does have you seeing bright lights and stars (but no tweety birds) just like a cartoon, recovery from said stars can actually take (a very inconvenient, painful and frustrating period of) weeks and weeks (very UNlike a cartoon!). Please take care of your heads!


  1. You know what? This post made me less worried about the film. I've loved James Corden since Gavin and Stacey, and this is definitely a role he will excel in. So glad you're back and I hope your recovery continues to go smoothly! Cheers!

  2. It's nice to see you're back and posting. I'm glad you're recovering and haven't gone completely Humpty Dumpty on us.

    It seems we've posted on the same subject. Though, you've done a far better and more thorough job of it. Mine was a slap-dash job because I didn't want to get "scooped" (though, you did anyway). Oh well, you've always been better at keeping people apprised of new and upcoming movies whereas my area is more in digging up stuff from the past.

  3. It's good to know you are getting better and back into the saddle as it were.....

  4. Jennifer D. BushroeAugust 3, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    I'm so glad to hear your recovery is progressing! Keep resting, as not only will you heal more quickly, it's also a great excuse to read lots and lots of books. :)