Disney released pictures last week of their upcoming film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, due to be released next year. And what better team for this film than to pair up once again Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, and Helena Boham Carter…although, admittedly, Gilding rather likes their perverse and warped perception of all things child.
As with all things Burton, Alice in Wonderland will be a re-imagining of Burton’s own freakish imagination, which picks up the story in a kind of sequel sort of way. The film begins at a party where Alice, now 17, finds out that she is about to be proposed to in front of hundreds of snooty high society types. Making a run for it, Alice, of course, ends up following the White Rabbit down a hole, back to Wonderland. A decade has thusly past, and though the White Rabbit is convinced that she is the right girl, Alice doesn’t remember her past visit to the wonderous Wonderland. But the creatures she has forgotten are ready to revolt and been waiting –hoping– for Alice to help them.
And, another marvelous bit of candy to roll around on the back of your tongue, the film will be in 3D.
Along with Johnny Depp playing the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, Anne Hathaway will be playing the White Queen. Check out these gorgeous official pics released from Disney as well as some still of the film itself.