In a press release, Walt Disney announced the development deal for the film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Into the Woods.”
Rob Marshall and John DeLuca will produce the project under the LUCAMAR Productions banner. Marshall is set to direct the adaptation with writer James Lapine to pen the adapted screenplay.
“Into the Woods” is a Broadway musical featuring from Stephen Sondheim’s original music. It features many of the beloved fairytale characters including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. The story is about a baker and his wife trying to reverse a curse while exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests and their desire for “happily ever after.”
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine on this extraordinary and inspiring work,” said Marshall and DeLuca in a press release.
The press release also announced this project is under development with a new multi-year first-look producing deal between Disney and LUCAMAR.
LUCAMAR recently adapted the Broadway musical “Nine,” which starred Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard. Marshall directed last year’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” for Disney, which earned over $1 billion in theater global box office.
Here is a clip from a Tony Awards performance of “Into the Woods” in 2002:
Source: Walt Disney press release