Monday, June 22, 2009

Get Excited: Alice in Wonderland

Get excited. I know I am. Though slated for release in March of 2010, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland is already slowly generating excitement amongst his cult and the cult of Lewis Carroll. Early casting was insanely promising, and now we have been gifted with the first official images from the project by, of all places, USAToday. Needless to say, they're gorgeous and terrifying, thus falling precisely where they should. While the story has been altered slightly (Alice, played by In Treatment's Mia Wasikowska, is 17 and escaping society) producer Richard Zanuck suggests the world is mostly in tact, and while "Burton-ized", will remain something consumable for children of all ages.

What did i tell you? Beautiful. If it looks that good on screen, i'll probably fall in love with this movie. As for the noteworthy names, promotional images of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the head collecting Red Queen, and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen have also been released and are looking like a sure fire way to get the kiddies crying in the theater. I'm hoping that the color saturation with these has been amped up for the photos, and will be a little duller in the film's a little too technicolor clown for my tastes.

As for the other characters Alan Rickman is lending vocal talents to the Caterpillar, Frost/Nixon's Michael Sheen is the White Rabbit, Stephen Fry is the Cheshire Cat, Christopher Lee the Jabberwock, and perennially deranged Crispin Glover will be the Knave of Hearts.


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