Through Tim Burton's Looking Glass

Okay. I'm a few weeks behind but I still need to share this in case it somehow slipped under the radar. I don't know if it's the insane amounts of coffee I've already downed or just general excitement over a life-long obsession coming to the screen once more, but I'm almost bouncing off the walls with glee at the latest photos to emerge from Tim Burton's production of Alice in Wonderland.


I'm so enamoured by fellow Aussie Mia Wasikowska as Alice and I can't wait to see what she brings to the role. It's been a while since I've seen a blonde rendition of Alice too - the version I grew up with depicted a fair-haired title role, but for some reason I've since come to envision Alice with darker locks.


No surprises to see Johnny Depp (the Mad Hatter) and Helena Bonham Carter (the Red Queen) making an appearance (I'd really love to see a Burton film sans Bonham Carter! Depp can stay, of course!) but Anne Hathaway as the White Queen is a fantastic, albeit slightly unexpected choice.

The latest concept art to pop up is simply sublime too, with Burton's trademark macabre aesthetic melding seamlessly with C.S. Lewis' Lewis Carroll's* luxuriously elaborate (drug-induced?) world. The dark edge suits the story for the most part, but I can only hope it's not too overwhelming.




Unfortunately we'll have to wait until March 5, 2010 to find out (most likely longer for us Australian folk, unless of course Mia can pull some strings!) Given that filming has already reportedly wrapped up, 9 months worth of post-production bodes well for the look of the movie at the very least.

The countdown is on!

*Thanks Jenn! C.S. Lewis != Lewis Carroll! Much like My Brain != Functional. Is it Friday yet?!


[Images via SlashFilm]

13 comments:

Chantal said...

Wow, love those picture. I'll be glad when the movie comes out. I love Johnny Depp!

...love Maegan said...

it looks so amazing. I cannot WAIT!

KyaLyn said...

OMG! How gorgeous. It definitely makes me wish I could live there and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Belle said...

This movie looks so incredible! Tim Burton is a genius (& I love that he always puts his wife and johnny depp in his movies!)

chicknamedhermia said...

It's just too long to wait, isn't it?

Char said...

I know - so amazing

Ali said...

I can't wait for this either!

Mark said...

I was wondering if you were going to post on this. I saw it on Yahoo. It looks like the images are going to be awesome!

My name is Erin. said...

I'm so excited about this movie as well! These images are beautiful! Though I must say, I'm a big fan of Helena Bonham Carter and can't get enough of her.

Gazza said...

When I first heard of a Alice in Wonderland remake, I was very skeptical about it but these photos look very reassuring!

kasyn said...

It looks fantastic! And the cast looks like they will do an amazing job! March can't come fast enough

Sara Hopp Harper said...

I can't WAIT to see this. I haven't been excited about movies in so long, but this one is on the top of my list. March seems so far away when I'm this excited.

lauren nicole said...

i am so excited for this!!!!!!!

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