I've been keeping an eye on the production of this film for a while and its all been looking really exciting, great cast with Meril Streep as one of the leads. What I didn't realize was this is a musical! and I found myself recognizing the style. I then realized that Into the Woods is already a stage Musical and the music is by Stephen Sondheim who also wrote the music for Sweeney Todd.
I think this film is going to be a lot darker than I first imaged and I think it could turn out to be a cult classic, something like Hocus Pocus (1993) but with more singing!
“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.