I realize I haven’t written anything in a while, as you may know. Unfortunately, there was a rather large pool invested with people and loud, popular music that I needed to go stake out. Luckily, it turns out there hasn’t been much news anyway. At least nothing all that interesting.
But these are actually really cool.
Just two weeks ago we posted up some Hi-Res art from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland that looked like an 18th century heroin addict’s fever dream. Now, from Planet Disney (via /film) come these full body (although not nearly as Hi-Res) shots of Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen, and Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter.
As you can tell, the production team would only need to slap on a PETA logo to have a fantastic little ad campaign.
Jokes aside, these images actually reminded me how animal-heavy the original books were. Basically everything in that kingdom was some version of trippy talking animal life (and food with hilarious instructive labels), so I’m wondering how much fauna is going to be present in this film.
You may be wondering why Alice is so old, but as you may recall, this film isn’t a straight adaptation of the Lewis Carroll books. Instead, it’s a look at a 17-year-old Alice who is brought back to Wonderland while there’s major unrest amongst the insane citizens who are hoping she can save them.
As a major Burton fan who almost never gets tired of his aesthetic, I can barely wait until March of next year to see this thing. At the rate they’re going with material, though, we might be seeing teaser trailers as early as November. No matter what, it seems like we’ll get a ton of production pics and video long before it’s ever in theaters.
What do you think?