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
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]