Friday, September 26, 2008

Burton Does Alice in Wonderland

So I may be behind the times in getting my little hands on this information, but I just read this...

Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton: filming begins
By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor
Last Updated: 12:01am BST 26/09/2008

A Hollywood version of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland has begun filming in Cornwall, with newcomer Mia Wasikowska, an 18-year-old from Canberra, Australia, in the title role.

Lewis Carroll's much-loved tale is being adapted for the big screen by US director Tim Burton.

Johnny Depp will play the Mad Hatter while Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the stars of television show Little Britain, have been cast as Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee.

The film, titled Alice in Wonderland, will be a mixture of live action and computer-generated effects. It is due for release in the spring of 2010.

Burton's previous box offices successes include Edward Scissorhands and an adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The Mad Hatter is one of several roles that will keep Depp busy over the coming year.

He is reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean instalment. It was announced yesterday that he is to play Tonto in a Disney film version of The Lone Ranger. The tale of a masked hero and his Native American sidekick started out as a 1930s radio serial but is best remembered as a 1950s television show starring Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels.

Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter??? Wow. That is as good as the rumor of Depp playing the Riddler and Phillip Seymour Hoffman playing the Penguin in the next Batman movie. Although this is no rumor, kids.

"Let's all congratulate us with another cup of tea
A very merry unbirthday to you!"

1 comment:

kyles anima said...

can't wait for the show to be finished.