|Source: Movie Pilot|
Walt Disney Pictures have this week unveiled the second full trailer for their upcoming fantasy musical film Into the Woods. Based loosely on a variety of fairy-tales taken from throughout our race's past, the piece will take more recent inspiration from the beloved Broadway musical of the same name, introducing viewers to a near-identical yarn which nonetheless boasts a few new and unexpected facets.
Chief among those new-found assets are Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep, both of whom look to have taken their latest roles extremely seriously (to the point of their characters being represented in downright unsettling fashion) in spite of the relative absurdity powering what has all the makings of the most bonkers motion picture since Alice in Wonderland hit cinemas in 2010. Just as the marketing campaigns for both Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet-Street and - to a far lesser extent, admittedly - Les Miserables did a fair job of keeping their respective subject's musical roots relatively under wraps, so too does this theatrical trail shy away from revealing anything more than glimpses of the adapted Broadway show-tunes which will doubtless be peppered throughout its whimsical narrative. Will this minimal act of deception leave the general viewership feeling short-changed come the New Year? Unless the songs in question fall monumentally short of the benchmark left by Rock of Ages and the like, we'd wager that such an outcome is damn near impossible; in fact, on the basis of this sensational secondary preview, we'd be more than willing to call this one of our most anticipated films due to land in the next twelve months!
Into the Woods imparts its first magical tale on January 9th, 2015.