Astonishing promotional photo’s and artwork have been released by Walt Disney Pictures at USA Today, showing off the first official glimpse at three major fantasy characters in Tim Burton’s motion captured 3-D animated adaptation of the much loved Lewis Carroll fable Alice in Wonderland.
What kind of deranged artist makes your best friend and your wife look like this? Tim Burton, that’s who…
JOHNNY DEPP AS THE MAD HATTER!!!
HELENA BONHAM CARTER AS THE RED QUEEN
And then finally….
ANNE HATHAWAY AS THE WHITE QUEEN
What I didn’t realise before I had read the article at USA Today is that Burton’s movie is kind of a sequel to Carroll’s fable, in that a now 17 year old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) makes a run for it after she finds out she is about to be proposed to in front of a large high society group of snobs.
She once again falls down the rabbit hole and arrives back in Wonderland, a place she last visited ten years ago. She doesn’t remember her visit to Wonderland but The White Rabbit remembers her, and the creatures of Wonderland are hoping she will help them in their revolt.
That sounds more interesting than a simple re-imagining, and will hopefully lead to new character interactions that we haven’t seen before in previous adaptations.
The article also has some concept art which I believe I may have seen before, so I will post one and let you decide if you wish to see the rest HERE.
From what Drew McWeeny has heard at Hitfix, some teaser posters are expected to arrive this week to promote the March 2010 picture.
My reaction to all this? Well, it’s exactly what I expected a Tim Burton adaptation of Alice in Wonderland to look like.