Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rob Marshall Adapt Musical to Movie

To give director Rob Marshall another shot at one of their movies, despite some harsh reviews, it seems that Disney enjoyed ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’. Disney announced yesterday that they would be adapting Steven Sondheim’s Broadway musical ‘Into the Woods’ for the big screen with Marshall at the helm.

‘Into the Woods’ seems to be cashing in on the recent fairy tale trend in entertainment and joining the likes of ‘Grimm’, ‘Once Upon a Time’, and ‘Jack the Giant Killer’. The story of ‘Into the Woods’ combines characters from ‘Cindrella’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, and ‘Rapunzel’, among others, and wrap them altogether into a larger story.

Rob Marshall brought his signature flair to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ with tremendous results and he is the perfect person to bring ‘Into the Woods’ to the screen,” Studio Chairman Rich Ross and President of Production Sean Bailey said in a statement. “We’ve loved working with Rob, and this is a great start to our collaboration with LUCAMAR.

Rob Marshall most recently directed Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” which earned over $1 billion at the global box office and is the #8 highest grossing film of all time, the #3 film of 2011, and Disney’s biggest overseas release ever. It was the first “Pirates” film to be shot in 3D and the first major production at any studio to be shot in 3D on location.