3.19.2009

Alice is my Wonderland, addendum

How could I have made this oversight in my previous Ode to Alice post?
I completely forgot to mention (amateur movie buff that I am) that Tim Burton is making a live-action, freakishly fantastic (I'm assuming) version of Alice in Wonderland!

The movie is starring non-other than everyone's favorite Johnny Depp (seriously, swoon) and a personal favorite (Alan Rickman), along with Mia Wasikowska as Alice - though, excuse me Mr. Burton, if you read the book, she actually should have dark hair and it's only Tenniel's illustrations and subsequent Disney adaptations that make her blonde; I'm a little disappointed you didn't buck trends in that way. Anne Hathaway is the White Queen, Helena Bonham Carter is the Red Queen - side bar, she and Johnny Depp must be friends in real-life, no? Considering how many movies they've done together? - and my co-worker's new favorite, Stephen Fry, as the Cheshire Cat. Christopher Lee (might be recognized as Saruman the White from the Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson movie trilogy) makes an appearance, as does Crispin Glover as the Knave of Hearts (recognized as the weird half-creepy guy who has a thing for hair in the Charlie's Angels movies - don't lie, you've seen them). All-in-all, can't wait for this to come out. Currently in post-production, 2010 release date, I'm ready for you! Share/Bookmark

3 comments:

Jamie said...

Yes Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton are very close friends with Johnny Depp are friends, he's the godfather to their son.

Rebecca Fabian said...

Thank you for that! I was sure they had to be. I bet they have great times. I always like to see evidence of people who are famous having actual lives and relationships. These two seem to be some of the most genuine out there. Appreciate the feedback!

Emily Crowe said...

Oooh, I can't wait! Tim Burton will have an appropriately dark sense to his film, I hope. Honestly, I know I'm totally biased, but I really believe that only Barry Moser and Ralph Steadman have been the illustrators to really "get" the Alice books. I have high hopes for Burton, but as you say, I'm disappointed that he went for blondie Alice.

Johnny Depp AND Alan Rickman AND Stephen Fry, all in the same film? God help me and anybody who goes with me to the theater to see this one!