Into The Woods trailer: Watch Meryl Streep and James Corden in Broadway adaption

The dark musical, set for a January 2015 release, stars Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, James Corden and more

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Disney has released the first official trailer for their upcoming live-action film, Into The Woods (scroll down to see the video).

The film brings several favourite fairytale characters to life, combining them all in a musical adventure.

It tells the story of a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) who wish to break the curse that leaves them childless. To do this, they must venture into the woods to retrieve magical objects.

Throughout the journey, we are introduced to a host of other fairytale characters including Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. These characters must face the evil witch (Meryl Streep) and the infamous Big Bad Wolf (Johnny Depp).

The trailer depicts a number of recognisable characters (Jack and his Beanstalk and Red Riding Hood as well as Cinderella and the Baker) proclaiming “I wish” before showing the film’s tagline “Be careful what you wish for”.

The clip is backed by an instrumental soundtrack, but despite this film being a musical, viewers are yet get to hear any singing.

However, with the original Broadway production winning a Tony award for Best Original Score, there could be a lot to look forward to. 

Into The Woods is released in the UK on 9 January 2015.