Meryl Streep plays the Witch in Disney's film adaptation of Into The Woods
Meryl Streep plays the Witch in Disney's film adaptation of Into The WoodsDisney

Fans of Stephen Sondheim's Tony-award-winning Broadway musical Into The Woods will be pleased to see that it has been revived for the big screen by Disney, and after a long wait, the full-length theatrical trailer and 10 special in-motion character posters have finally been released.

Featuring the acting and singing talents of Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, James Corden and Anna Kendrick, Into The Woods tells the tale of a childless baker and his wife.

On their journey to start a family, they interact with a wicked witch who curses them (played by Meryl Streep), and they meet the main characters from several Grimm brothers fairy tales such as Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk.

The musical, which first debuted in 1987 on Broadway, twists the plots of all these fairy tales together and the baker and his wife soon learn the real consequences of the characters' decisions, together with their wishes and desires, and how happy endings are not always what they seem.

If you're a fan of ABC's Once Upon a Time, a TV drama about intertwining fairy tales by the creators of Lost that is almost certainly influenced by the Into The Woods musical, then you'll probably like this, and who can resist an opportunity to see the talented Streep sing?

The only catch is that since it's a Disney production, some of the more grim and moody parts of the musical have been axed, such as the song Any Moment.

In the musical, Cinderella's prince sleeps with the baker's wife, Rapunzel dies and Little Red Riding Hood has a sexual relationship with the Wolf. According to Sondheim, all these scenes have been cut.

Nevertheless, there are still high hopes for the film since it's directed by Academy-Award-winning director Rob Marshall (who was behind Chicago, one of the best ever Broadway-to-film adaptations).

Disney has learned that using Broadway talents is the way to success (Frozen featured scores and songs from the people behind Book of Mormon and Avenue Q), and as such, the hotly-anticipated Into The Woods looks to be a twisted, more grown-up version of the fairy tales that we love, especially for the many of us who never got to see it on the stage.

Into The Woods debuts in the US on 25 December, in the UK on 9 January, and various countries around the world between 26 December 2014 to 14 March 2015 (look up the release dates for your country here).

Here are some stunning character posters that are animated to appear constantly in motion:

Meryl Streep as The Witch
Meryl Streep as The WitchDisney
Johnny Depp as The Wolf
Johnny Depp as The WolfDisney
Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince (also known as
Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince (also known as "The Prince")Disney
Emily Blunt as The Baker's Wife
Emily Blunt as The Baker's WifeDisney
Daniel Huttlestone as Jack (from Jack and the Beanstalk)
Daniel Huttlestone as Jack (from Jack and the Beanstalk)Disney
Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel
Mackenzie Mauzy as RapunzelDisney
James Corden as The Baker
James Corden as The BakerDisney
Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood
Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding HoodDisney
Anna Kendrick as Cinderella
Anna Kendrick as CinderellaDisney
Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince (also known as
Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince (also known as "The Other Prince")Disney