How could I have made this oversight in my previous Ode to Alice post?
I completely forgot to mention (amateur movie buff that I am) that Tim Burton is making a live-action, freakishly fantastic (I’m assuming) version of Alice in Wonderland!
The movie is starring non-other than everyone’s favorite Johnny Depp (seriously, swoon) and a personal favorite (Alan Rickman), along with Mia Wasikowska as Alice – though, excuse me Mr. Burton, if you read the book, she actually should have dark hair and it’s only Tenniel’s illustrations and subsequent Disney adaptations that make her blonde; I’m a little disappointed you didn’t buck trends in that way. Anne Hathaway is the White Queen, Helena Bonham Carter is the Red Queen – side bar, she and Johnny Depp must be friends in real-life, no? Considering how many movies they’ve done together? – and my co-worker’s new favorite, Stephen Fry, as the Cheshire Cat. Christopher Lee (might be recognized as Saruman the White from the Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson movie trilogy) makes an appearance, as does Crispin Glover as the Knave of Hearts (recognized as the weird half-creepy guy who has a thing for hair in the Charlie’s Angels movies – don’t lie, you’ve seen them). All-in-all, can’t wait for this to come out. Currently in post-production, 2010 release date, I’m ready for you!