Posted on 22 June 2009.
Tim Burton’s a crazy cat, no doubt, but that’s why he was a perfect choice to bring Lewis Carroll’s drug-tripped novel “Alice in Wonderland” to life. Much like he did a few years ago with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Burton has been tasked to bring his twisted take on another family favorite, this time attempting to best Disney’s animated version of the story.
Today, the web was set aflame with five character portraits from the upcoming film, due for release March 5, 2010. They are Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen, Anne Hathaway as The White Queen and Matt Lucas as Tweedledee and Tweedledum. The words creepy and bizarre come to mind. Maybe even weird. But, such is to be expected with the fusion of Burton and Alice in Wonderland.
I am looking forward to seeing how this plays out. With the below images, I fear it’ll be more Charlie and the Chocolate Factory than I’d like it be, but it ultimately depends which way Burton turns the whimsical/oddity meter.
Speaking of Alice in Wonderland, Aintitcool ran a piece during the release of Grindhouse about what their favorite grindhouse films were. One of them wrote about a 1976 Argentinian X-rated musical-comedy version of Alice in Wonderland. Sounds genius.
What do you think of the images? Intrigued?