Friday, March 20, 2009

Looking Forward: The 2010 release of Alice in Wonderland

Another Tim Burton / Johnny Depp collaboration? I thought I would have grown tired of such a thing, but Depp as the Mad Hatter tickles me to the very core. I cannot wait to see him play this role. Here's hoping Burton follows his traditional route & shows the "darker side" of the story, and judging by this photograph of Depp as the Mad Hatter, he probably will. Kudos to him for sticking to his guns!

By the looks of things, this will be an incredible movie. The young, fragile looking blonde who is playing the part of Alice looks to be the perfect candidate for the role. Although the choice of Anne Hathaway as the White Queen is a bit shaky to me, (I can't stop seeing the little princess of Genovia every time I see that face) here's hoping she'll prove me wrong! And, of course, every Tim Burton film has to feature his wonderful wife, Helena Bonham Carter. She will be playing the Red Queen. I think this is a good choice, she can do sinister quite well, as she showed us in Sweeney Todd. My favourite choice was Stephen Fry as the Cheshire cat. Take a look at him! He is absolutely perfect for the role.

We shall see if Burton's most expected film of 2010 will excite or disappoint. Here's hoping for the former.