I can’t wait for March 5, 2010 to come around. It’s not because of any life changing event about to happen or anything. But it’s because Tim Burton will be releasing his version of Alice In Wonderland.
People would remember Alice as the little girl who ran after a white rabbit one sleepy afternoon and arrived at a magical world. However, knowing Burton’s style, this Alice In Wonderland would probably veer to the weird, creepy, and dark (in a great way). A script review I read on the internet suggested as much. The beginnings of which are the words: “Written by Linda Woolverton, who also co-wrote The Lion King, and had a part in Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, and the Teen Wolf cartoon, the script isn’t exactly an adaptation of the original story by Lewis Carroll, as it is an extension of it. Alice went to Wonderland as a child, and she’s now almost grown. She’s 17, and she’s back for more, but doesn’t remember her times there earlier. She’s about to be engaged, maybe. A rich suitor wants to marry her, and the opening scenes of the movie are of her engagement party. But she, of course, gets distracted by a white rabbit.“, For the full review, click here.
The first photo stills of the upcoming movie has also been released on the net. Looking at the pictures fill me with anticipation on how the actual movie would be played out. The characters would obviously be very colorful and the costumes extravagant. The set, as always, clearly magical.
The stills fill my head with the idea that this will be a darker Alice than the one we’ve come to know in Lewis Caroll‘s books. Not surprisingly, it reminded me of American McGee’s Alice.
The movie stars Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carte as the Red Queen, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, and Matt Lucas as Tweedledee/Tweedledum, to name a few. And on June 25, 2009, Disney released the official website for the movie.
For now, the website only shows a picture of the Mad Hatter’s Hat and the title. But of course, I will be visiting the site now and then to check for updates.