First Look: Tim Burton Takes Alice to Weird, Wild Wonderland
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Stunning new concept art offers a first look at Alice in Wonderland as seen through the eyes of director Tim Burton. The images, released by Disney as Burton works on the remake in London, show Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter (pictured above) and provide a fascinating peek at the fabulist director’s vision for Alice, The Red Queen and the movie’s other central characters.
The pictures hint at an elegant, richly textured fantasy world that honors Lewis Carroll‘s 19th-century fairy tale while incorporating bits of Burton’s trademark weirdness (check the grimacing flowers in the picture below).
The images are drawn from the world of Alice in Wonderland, as re-imagined by one of the world’s most visually arresting directors. The movie is scheduled for release March 5, 2010.
Alice, played by Mia Wasikowska, contemplates some giant mushrooms.
Helena Bonham Carter plays The Red Queen.
Alice joins Tweedledee and Tweedledum at a very Burton-esque gate.
Tweedledee and Tweedledum (Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire baddie Matt Lucas in the dual role) look ready to cause trouble.
The White Queen, as portrayed by Anne Hathaway.
The White Rabbit (voiced by Michael Sheen) chats with Alice.
Teacups are a recurring visual theme.