28 June 2009

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

Woohoo! Saw only now the first batch of concept art for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. I canNOT wait! March 2010 is so far away.

Am eager to see Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter and Christopher Lee as The Jabberwock. (Incidentally, Jabberwocky is one of my all-time favorite poems. I actually memorized it at some point in my life. Haha.)

Off-hand, I think this is an ideal Burton film. When I was younger, I enjoyed reading Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass over and over, and I've always been creeped out by the characters that Lewis Carroll came up with. Through the Looking-Glass is especially dark, and it's no surprise at all to find out that Burton is making his macabre version of this already-macabre classic.

The film also stars Helena Bonham Carter (The Red Queen), Alan Rickman (The Caterpillar), Anne Hathaway (The White Queen), Michael Sheen (The White Rabbit) and Crispin Glover (The Knave of Hearts). I'm not too keen on Anne Hathaway being in this movie, but The White Queen's character in the book is known for being clumsy and absent-minded, so maybe this is something Hathaway can handle (*slight snicker*).

I am getting curiouser and curiouser!


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