Probably old news now, but I just had a look at IMDB and there's a lot more cast members up there now. Michael Sheen as the Cheshire Cat, Alan Rickman as the Caterpillar. Crispin Glover, Christopher Lee (of course!). Familiar Burton collaborators.
And here's a link to Depp as the Mad Hatter (or is it!?):
He looks like Yu-ki from Malice Mizer.
Looking good. I just hope it isn't too scary and adult. Alice is a childrens story after all that works on an adult level.
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Well, those pics are definitely shaping a lot better than I had thought... But is Helena Bonham Carter really gonna have a huge head?... Kinda weird, but we'll see... Depp looks creepy as ever... Haha...
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It features Alan Rickman as the caterpillar?!? This is just too much already!
The pics are gorgeous (especially Alice's!)... I have to come to terms with Helena B-C's head being blown up 3 times its original size, but I'm sure they'll make it work, somehow.
And so far, I see no reference to it being another musical
These are some beautiful pictures! I adore the environmental concepts, hopefully they'll manage to keep it like that in the final film.
And am I the only one who thinks Depp looks like a creepy Elijah Wood in that picture? His eyes don't even seem to be looking in the same direction...intentional? Well, I'm excited, in any case!
Now that you guys mention it...
Matt, it's indeed your namesake Matt Lucas who's playing the bald guys Tweedledee and Tweedledum. He's a hilarious bloke, I'm sure he'll deliver brilliantly
Hee, before I scrolled down to see his picture, I thought at first you were referring to the photo of Alice as who looks like "the guy from Little Britain". I didn't quiiite see it But then I scrolled and got wiser!
You know, as much as I like Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp, I kind of wish they weren't in this. While Burton is clearly still extremely talented, if he got out of his comfort zone a bit and cast some virtual unknowns, I think it might be what he'd need to really bring something fresh to the screen again. He's almost a victim of his own success. He's been treading the same general ground for far too long.
Here's a nice big one of Alice. Whilst I agree the actress playing Alice, Mia Wasikowska, looks great, Alice is meant to be about 10 years old. I suspect the maturing of her is to do with marketing and to avoid 'kiddification'. Having an older Alice means the story can be sold differently and 'darkened' up, and she can be sexualised to a degree without preconception. All this to me kind of misses the point a bit, Older Alice's have already been done; an example being Kate Beckinsale in 'Through the Looking Glass'. But ho hum... it don't matter too much I 'spose, and I'm loving the visuals coming through at the moment.
Where depp goes, I go..
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From what I understand, Tim Burton's Alice is more of an extension of the original story, and not just a remake. So, Alice -is- supposed to be 17.
More here, (not sure how legit it is though) -> http://www.cc2k.us/index.php?option=...k=view&id=1852 (SPOILER ALERT!)
Cheers Irdiyse. Hmm... there's some stuff there that makes me a bit nervous though, particularly the...
...love story that develops between Alice and the Mad Hatter. Why? It kind of confirms my thoughts about her maturity being a device to appeal to older audiences. Like I say, I think it'll be great visually, but I do get fed up with the constant re-imagining of certain stories. It's like the producers of a new version of something kind of think they can do it better. It's a bit of arrogance that perhaps they feel they wished it was their idea in the first place so this is how it should be done. It's a conceit. The story is fantastic in the first place without giving it new bells and whistles like Alice looking for the Vorpal sword. Cherry picking the best bits...
Continuing with the SPOILER-
Love story?? Oh, great. Is it me, or is it near impossible to find a movie with a female lead where there isn't romance involved? Must every single female character find loooove? It just feels contrived after a while... And I totally agree that they went with a grown Alice simply to avoid being branded a kid's movie. They didn't need to do that: Pan's Labyrinth had a child as lead and could hardly be called a 'kid's flick'......love story that develops between Alice and the Mad Hatter. Why? It kind of confirms my thoughts about her maturity being a device to appeal to older audiences.
Oh, well. We'll have to wait and see.
^Agree with your there. The thing with Pans is that having the child as a lead role added a greater contrast to the very dark, adult setting and someone I felt I essentially actually relate more to.
I'm actually REALLY looking forward to this... probably more than any other movie at the moment. I think that visually it will be just incredible. The original Alice and Wonderland and the other remakes that have been done of it have never applied the dark and psychedelic atmosphere that it deserves. This will be the one...
I've read loads of times how Tim Burton would be perfect to do an Alice production, most of which seem to based on the fact Alice wears stripy tights and Tim Burton likes stripy things, and is a bit of a Goth! Sometimes that which seems perfect, may actually be too perfect to be true. But all this is by-the-by, because I still reckon this will be fab, look great and will be hugely entertaining, just not definitive.
Sorry... Both of the Alice books mean a lot to me as my parents read them to me as kid. Bleh...
A great lesson for Comic Con n00bs: http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2009/07/16...con-adventure/
New photo: http://www.iconvsicon.com/2009/07/17...lice-unveiled/ Looking good!
Wish I was at Comic Con. Hopefully something will be uploaded on Youtube!
Oh wow how did I miss this? : http://www.iconvsicon.com/2009/06/24...land-launched/
hey guys, from slashfilm.com:
"The film is actually a sequel to the original story, and follows Alice, now 17 years old, as she escapes from a snooty party and follows a white rabbit down a hole, back to Wonderland. The White Rabbit is convinced that he has the right girl, the one who had visited the magical land ten years prior. But Alice doesn’t remember her past visit to Wonderland. The creatures of Wonderland are ready to revolt and are hoping/waiting for Alice to help them, but will she? Can she?"
So thats mainly why everything is older/brokedown looking.
I'm excited as balls personally.