Tim Burton is one of my favorite directors. I know “The Nightmare Before Christmas” by heart and left the theater with goosebumps after seeing his twisted remake of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Not to mention that I admire his constantly casting Johnny Depp! Which is why I could not contain my excitement upon seeing the new promotional photos for Burton’s upcoming rendition of “Alice in Wonderland.” It’s just like Burton to take a children’s fairytale and warp it, and by the looks of these pictures, we’re in for one dark fall down the rabbit hole. In this creepily surrealist version, Alice lands back in Wonderland 10 years after her first visit, but she has absolutely no recollection of being there the first time around. Oh, and did I mention that this movie will be shown in 3-D and that you can explore the CGI scenery thanks to this cool USA Today gadget?
Sadly, the movie won’t be out until March 5 of 2010. So to tide you over, here are our favorite of the publicity images.
|Shocker. Helena Bonham Carter, also known as Tim Burton’s significant other, is in the movie. She’ll be play The Queen of Hearts, and I’m already terrified. Just because of her eyeshadow.|
|Johnny Depp will be the Mad Hatter. He looks more creepy than hottie, but still—he can celebrate my unbirthday any time.|
|Anne Hathaway will be the White Queen. Yeah, I don’t remember that part either.|
|Taking on the role of Alice—Australian newcomer, Mia Wasikowska. In this version of the story, Alice will go from little girl to single girl. Instead of reading under a tree, Burton’s Alice follows the white rabbit after running away from an impending proposal in front of snooty socialites.|
|Tweedledee and Tweedledum look like terrifying humpty-dumpty twins.|