Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Andy Serkis' Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Revealed
Meet Supreme Leader Snoke. Well, sort of...
Rick Baker Retires
Special effects legend bigs farewell to Hollywood
Henry Cavill Exits Stratton
Simon West's action-thriller needs a new lead
Will Forte Signs Up For Keanu
Joining forces with Key & Peele and Method Man
Joe Wright May Jump Into The Lifeboat
He's in talks to direct Anne Hathaway in a novel adaptation
New Ant-Man Poster Dodges Bullets Online
Heroes don't get any bigger
Podcast #163: Simon Pegg
Manupmanship
Exclusive Point Break Featurette
Meet the daredevils behind the movie's scenes
Vin Diesel Teases New York As Fast & Furious 8's Main Locale
Big trouble in the Big Apple?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 May 2015
New Black Mass Trailer Has Life Lessons To Share
Johnny Depp is the brutal Whitey Bulger
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
17 July 2017
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Mortdecai (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Into The Woods (2015)
Empire Star Rating
For No Good Reason (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Transcendence (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Captain Phillips (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Rob Marshall Headed Into The Woods
Sondheim musical getting movie treatment

12 January 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Rob Marshall Headed Into The Woods

After a brief, critically mauled but financially successful side trip into blockbuster franchise territory with the last Pirates Of The Caribbean outing, Rob Marshall is looking to get back into more familiar waters with a possible new project. He's setting up a film version of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s classic musical Into The Woods.

Woods finds Sondheim being typically playful with form, character and storytelling, blending together several fairytale icons including Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood into the story of a baker desperate to have a family with his wife. And a little boy lost in the woods. And a giant. And a whole mess of happy endings undone and redone by the finale.

Marshall apparently hit upon the idea when slaving away in the post-production mines of Pirates, and decided to approach Lapine and then Jerry Bruckheimer and the Disney team about working on it.

“We talked about the meaning of it and how timely it is still, and about family – that’s always at the core of our lives,” he tells the Hollywood Reporter. “James said: ‘But I don’t want to put it in development for another 10 years.’” Marshall and Sondheim have a history: the former choreographer worked on A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and Company in the 1990s.

“He’s a genius when it comes to his score,” Marshall says. “But what’s so extraordinary is, he really understands all the elements of theatre – the choreography, the book and the production design – and has an amazing sense of the whole.”

Right now, Woods is at an early stage and it’ll jockey for position in Marshall’s professional affection with the remake of The Thin Man he’s been developing with Johnny Depp and Billy Ray.Still, with songs as funny as this one (one prince has been chasing Cinderella; the other romancing Rapunzel) surely it has a strong case to go next.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Another New Film For Devil Inside Duo
Untitled project joins The Vatican
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

This could be great!
I hope this happens as I saw the West End production at the end of the 1980s and thought it was a fantastic piece of work. It'll be interesting to see if the eventual film has a narrator, as the play had, as at one point in the play, the giant picks up the narrator and drops him fatally from a great height to shut him up! I really hope this happens ( though perhaps without Nicholas Parsons as the narrator, as he was in the UK production). More

Posted by Doktor Animal at 11:28 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Classic Feature: The Change-Up
High-concept interview where Jason becomes Ryan and vice versa. Hilarity ensues

A Guide To Rick Baker: Monster Maker
Bidding farewell to a visual effects legend

Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)