Thursday, October 9, 2008

Curiouser and Curiouser

It's recently been announced that Tim Burton is making a new movie version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Johnny Depp is playing the Mad Hatter (perfect casting!), Helena Bonham Carter is playing the "off with her head" Red Queen of Hearts (she'll deliver it!), Anne Hathaway is the White Queen and Australian born actress Mia Wasikowska is playing Alice – a teenage one not a pre-pubescent, which sort of spins the source material and my head around quite a bit. My memory of Alice in Wonderland has been dictated by the novel which I read over and over again as a kid, as well as the 1951 Disney animated version and the 1966 alternate animated Hanna Barbera version "What's a Nice Kid Like You Doin' in a Place Like This" where Alice falls through a television set instead of a rabbit hole (my goodness, I can still sing the song – strange what can be brought to the surface with the slightest of triggers!). The Burton version is reported to be a fusion between live-action and animation, using performance capture technology. Check out the UK Daily Mail for early pics. 

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