Skip to main content

A WRITER'S VOICE: 'Into The Woods' - Navigating the Development Process

Jacob Krueger breaks down the adaptation of 'Into the Woods' from stage to screen.

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers!

Adapting a stage musical to the screen is never easy. On stage, musicals work because of their theatricality—the feeling of pretend, play, magic, and performance. Whereas in the relatively naturalistic world of film, those elements are very hard to pull off. Which makes the surprisingly successful film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s stage musical Into The Woods even more worthy of study.

In this podcast, I'll discuss how adapting Into The Woods for Disney might just have been one of the most challenging projects ever.

Listen to the podcast below or here. Want more Into The Woods? Check out my 7 Act Structure Seminar about the film.

Jacob helps you craft a compelling opening
for your screenplay in his First 10 Pages webinar.
Get all of Jacob's webinars today at The Writers Store