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Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland


#1

From lovefilm.com:



Tim Burton has chosen the actress he wants to play the lead role for his forthcoming Alice In Wonderland movie for Disney. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the relatively unknown Australian Mia Wasikowska is in final negotiations to play Alice after a long search for the title character.



In keeping with Burton’s offbeat style, the new take on Lewis Carroll’s classic novel will combine live action with animation, as well as being made in 3D. Commenting on his attraction the story, Burton has said in the past: "It’s such a classic and the imagery is so surreal.



“The stories are like drugs for children. It’s like, ‘Whoa, man’. So I think it’s an interesting challenge.”




I’m really looking forward to this. Alice in Wonderland is one of my fav books. Hopefully he can do what he did for Charlie and the Chocolate factory and stick closer to the original story than the previous attempts.



I love the disney cartoon but would welcome a remake and who better than Tim Burton!





Mia Wasikowska


#2

Didn’t know anything about it until this article, don’t know if I’m all that interested or not. Alice in Wonderland seems to play directly into Tim’s fantasy world so easy. I kind of like when he gives his own version of reality, just slightly twisted - like in Big Fish, Ed Wood or even Edward Scissorhands to a degree. I’m sure it will be visually interesting without a doubt, but I guess I’ve seen so many versions of the story it’s hard to find the excitement.


#3

It’s good to see that the project keeps going on. The actress seems to fit pretty well as Alice’s character.



The only thing I’m afraid about this adaptation, is the new love for live action mixed to 3d and animation. I don’t know. It looks too cartoonesque, just like for Charly and the Chocolate Factory. I don’t like when they mix things, I rather see a real live action movie or a real animation/3D. Alice has already been made perfectly in animation by Disney, and I’m more waiting to see a real feature film and not again some kind of animation movie.



I trust Burton though and Alice is such a good book. It can only be but interesting.


#4

"It’s like, ‘Whoa, man’. So I think it’s an interesting challenge"



Such eloquence, lol!



I liked his take on Charlie and the Chocolate factory and Alice in Wonderland is fantastic material, more so for Burton to use. Looks like a winner to me already.


#5

Johhny Depp rumoured to be playing the Mad Hatter - it just gets better and better!

[quote=“cyber-lili”]
rather see a real live action movie or a real animation/3D. Alice has already been made perfectly in animation by Disney, and I’m more waiting to see a real feature film and not again some kind of animation movie.[/quote]

I agree. Visually, the combination of 3D, animation and live action might be too messy. I still don’t think the book has been explored to its full potential on film.


#6

Hasn’t Burton done enough damage. How the mighty fall.

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#7

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How the mighty fall.
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I’m guessing you mean Depp. Just cos the guy makes some kids movies?


#8

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Johhny Depp rumoured to be playing the Mad Hatter - it just gets better and better!
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That wouldn’t be surprising and he’d be great in this role.


#9

[quote=“FoxForceFive”]
I’m guessing you mean Depp. Just cos the guy makes some kids movies?

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No, Burton.


#10

[quote=“Dstryed_Btch”]
Hasn’t Burton done enough damage. How the mighty fall.

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even Pee Wee’s Big Adventure was cool…what are you talking about? I think this new movie will kick ass.


#11

I love Tim Burton and Johnny Depp together they are the perfect movie combination. I can’t wait for this to come out.


#12

Burton could play the rabbit - can you see it?




#13

I didn’t like Tim’s take on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I went to the flicks to see it with my little ones and I was so disappointed.


#14

[quote=“Yasmin”]
I went to the flicks to see it with my little ones and I was so disappointed.
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Do you got kids ?



Anyway, I was disappointed too. I think the more you grow up, the more you want to see grownup flicks. And Burton somehow reverses the logic and now make flicks more for kiddos or less dark, which in a way is not what I do expect to see in a Burton flick now that I’m a grownup. Don’t know if that makes any sense.


#15

[quote=“cyber-lili”]
I think the more you grow up, the more you want to see grownup flicks. And Burton somehow reverses the logic and now make flicks more for kiddos or less dark, which in a way is not what I do expect to see in a Burton flick now that I’m a grownup. Don’t know if that makes any sense.
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Makes perfect sense. I thought of C&TCF as a huge let-down, too. I know he was going for a more by-the-book adaptation, but I just hated it. Whereas, I can still watch Willy Wonka & thouroughly enjoy every minute of it.

Speaking of Wonka. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAoqOCQlb0E


#16

I watch tons more cartoons and kids movies today then when I was a kid.



When you watch a cartoon today as a grown up, your adult mind might tell you that it is childish, without relevance to practically anything in real life (which is considered bad for some reasons), and that it is low-brow entertainment, not sophisticated at all.



But somehere inside you, you think it’s funny and entertaining. You must try to not let the adult take over.



P.S.: I thought Burton’s version was great, but the original Willy Wonka is still the best. way better infact.


#17

I still do like some kids movies, but mainly kids movies I used to watch before, it’s more being nostalgic. I don’t like new kids movies like Spykids, Narnia and all.



I think I might have been disappointed by Charly and the Chocolate Factory too cause I used to be a huge fan of Roald Dahl and somehow had my own vision of the book, and even if Burton did a great job wasn’t what I expected to see.


#18

[quote=“cyber-lili”]
Do you got kids
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I got two. My eldest loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


#19

I wouldn’t have guessed you got kids. Nice.


#20

My four year old is a big Tim Burton fan already. He doesn’t know who Tim Burton is, but he LOVES these movies so much that I watch at least one of them every week.


  1. Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
  2. Beetleguese
  3. Nightmare Before Christmas



    Luckily we have a few other movies that he likes:


  4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  5. Pirates of the Carribean - curse of the black pearl
  6. National Treasure
  7. Spongebob Squarepants - the movie
  8. Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark



    I’m so glad that we’re through with cartoons!