If you can’t get enough of beloved classics such as Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty, you’ll be thrilled to know that there are a plethora of new fairy tales movies to look forward too. Although they might not be animated, the following upcoming fairy tales movies already have people anxiously waiting for their release:
Into The Woods – December 25, 2014
Loaded with beloved storybook characters and famous faces, this movie features a variety of Grimm’s fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and much more! The stellar lineup includes Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Meryl Streep as a witch, Johnny Depp as the big bad wolf and Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince.
Cinderella – March 13, 2015
With “Downtown Abbey” actress Lily James as Cinderella and Richard Madden as her prince, this fairy tale is set to follow the classic story line of the Disney classic. The supporting cast features Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and Helena Bonham Carter as the magical fairy godmother with the power to turn pumpkins into carriages and mice into horses. It is suspected that people will be sneaking out past midnight for the release of this fairy tale.
Pan – July 17, 2015
This film is going to provide a special twist on the classic story of Peter Pan by taking place during World War II where Peter Pan will be kidnapped by the dreaded pirates and brought to Never Land. Peter will soon learn that his fate is to save the magical world from Blackbeard, played by Hugh Jackman.
The Tale of Tales – No Release Date Yet
Based on the book The Tale of Tales, Salma Hayek and Vincent Cassel will star in this collection of stories. As of now, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella are the stories to be told but the final script is still in the works. Many believe that director Matteo Garrone will tackle some of the darker themes that are used to tell some of the most classic fairy tales.
With a new origin for the boy who never grew up and several mash-ups of different fairy tales, it seems as if filmmakers are determined to come up with new ways to tell these magical stories. Which of these movies are your looking forward to, or do you wish that they would just leave the classics alone?