Wednesday, 1 October 2008
I would doubt there’s anyone in the whole wide world who hasn’t heard about Tim Burton’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Regardless I thought a quick run down can’t hurt. The film started shooting last week in Cornwall, England and 18-year old Aussie actress Mia Wasikowska is in the lead role of Alice. Wasikowska has been pretty much plucked from obscurity after only minor roles in a handful of small budget films including one of my personal favourites; Suburban Mayhem. After the success of The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D, Disney have agreed to let Burton release this film in Digital Disney 3D too. The only other news to escape to the media is Burton-bosom buddy Johnny Depp will be playing the mad hatter. Well dah! It wouldn’t be a Tim Burton film if Depp wasn’t in it. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has always been one of the darkest children’s stories and my blood is bubbling with excitement to see Burton’s Gothic take. All other cast and set details are unknown at this stage and kudos to the film crew for keeping everything hush hush. The project is set for release on March 5, 2010 in the US, later in Oz.