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Burton found Alice!

07.24.2008

You know it had been toiling away so quietly in the background for months now that I almost completely forgot about Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND. For those, like me, who almost forgot, the film will be a combination of live-action and mo-cap animation that will be presented in 3-D (commence drooling). But today's exciting news is that Burton has found his Alice! And it's not Sarah Michelle Gellar! Her name is Mia Wasikowska, a young Australian actress who's currently starring in HBO's "In Treatment." She's certainly cute and has a very Alice look so kudos to Burton for finding a unknown actress to fit the part (looks a bit like a young Gwyneth Paltrow, no?)! I'd love to be able to get my hands on Linda Woolverton's script for the film to see exactly what Burton is planning. Whatever it is, I'm sure it doesn't involve (now THAT is too creepy even for Tim Burton). Filming on ALICE is expected to begin this November. With Disney expected to have a "big surprise" at their Comic-Con panel this weekend, me wonders if anything ALICE IN WONDERLAND will pop up?...

Extra Tidbit: BTW, I'm just speculating - I have no idea whether Burton's ALICE will be presented. But there WILL be a surprise...

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10:13PM on 07/25/2008
Burton should be making a hard-PG-13 dark Alice movie, not a Disney movie. :z
Burton should be making a hard-PG-13 dark Alice movie, not a Disney movie. :z
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12:54AM on 07/25/2008

mirrormask

I wonder if it will resemble Mirrormask?
Burton is a great director and if he sticks to the books the film could be awesome. The books are dark, so should the film.
I wonder if it will resemble Mirrormask?
Burton is a great director and if he sticks to the books the film could be awesome. The books are dark, so should the film.
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7:35PM on 07/24/2008

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If they stray from the tones of Disney's animated version and he doesn't inject a lot of plastic into it (like charlie...) it might work out. The PoTC trilogy was good by me but Disney has a ways to go before I'll trust the name on anything.

I hope it does and they give Burton the reigns on the sequel. The weirdness factor of 'looking glass' needs his touch if it's to be made at all.
If they stray from the tones of Disney's animated version and he doesn't inject a lot of plastic into it (like charlie...) it might work out. The PoTC trilogy was good by me but Disney has a ways to go before I'll trust the name on anything.

I hope it does and they give Burton the reigns on the sequel. The weirdness factor of 'looking glass' needs his touch if it's to be made at all.
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2:45PM on 07/24/2008
Kinda look like Gwyneth Paltrow / Michelle Trachtenberg.
Kinda look like Gwyneth Paltrow / Michelle Trachtenberg.
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1:54PM on 07/24/2008
Damn, and here I was thinking Johnny Depp would be cast as Alice.. Oh well. Hopefully Burton will make a beautiful fantasy film like only he can.
Damn, and here I was thinking Johnny Depp would be cast as Alice.. Oh well. Hopefully Burton will make a beautiful fantasy film like only he can.
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1:33PM on 07/24/2008

burton's alice

I can't wait for Tim Burton's return, and I'm anxious to see his take on this classic tale,I like the casting choice for Alice.

Frankenweenie will be Tim Burton's next project with Disney and I seriously can't wait for that!
I can't wait for Tim Burton's return, and I'm anxious to see his take on this classic tale,I like the casting choice for Alice.

Frankenweenie will be Tim Burton's next project with Disney and I seriously can't wait for that!
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1:03PM on 07/24/2008

charlie choco

it wasn't the most terrible movie of all time or anything but i was such a fan of the first one, and gene wilder who is one of the most talented actors of all time.

i knew it would be more along the lines of the book, but it just seemed a little over the top to me...and don't get me started on the oompa loompas. it just didnt feel like a burton movie to me.
it wasn't the most terrible movie of all time or anything but i was such a fan of the first one, and gene wilder who is one of the most talented actors of all time.

i knew it would be more along the lines of the book, but it just seemed a little over the top to me...and don't get me started on the oompa loompas. it just didnt feel like a burton movie to me.
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12:57PM on 07/24/2008
Well, I'd still rather see an actual Brit in the role (and why hasn't Terry Gilliam ever directed an Alice movie? 'Cause, damn, that would've been perfect).

But at least this Alice isn't, in reality, some some 20-or-30something Yank.

[COUGH]SarahMichelleGellar[/COUGH].

So, for the moment, I'd say I'm cautiously optimistic.
Well, I'd still rather see an actual Brit in the role (and why hasn't Terry Gilliam ever directed an Alice movie? 'Cause, damn, that would've been perfect).

But at least this Alice isn't, in reality, some some 20-or-30something Yank.

[COUGH]SarahMichelleGellar[/COUGH].

So, for the moment, I'd say I'm cautiously optimistic.
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11:21AM on 07/24/2008
Tim Burton and Alice in Wonderland sound like a perfect combination.
Tim Burton and Alice in Wonderland sound like a perfect combination.
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11:20AM on 07/24/2008
Beatrixkiddo, I second that motion. Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was awful. But I might have been a little bias because I was against remaking it altogether.
Beatrixkiddo, I second that motion. Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was awful. But I might have been a little bias because I was against remaking it altogether.
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11:02AM on 07/24/2008
see, i loved charlie and the chocolate factory, then again i'm a huge roald fan and loved that it was actually a faithful adaptation
see, i loved charlie and the chocolate factory, then again i'm a huge roald fan and loved that it was actually a faithful adaptation
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10:50AM on 07/24/2008
I'm down. As long as it doesn't in any way resemble Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, because that just plain broke my heart.
I'm down. As long as it doesn't in any way resemble Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, because that just plain broke my heart.
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10:27AM on 07/24/2008
Wasikowska? Sounds Polish to me.
Wasikowska? Sounds Polish to me.
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10:27AM on 07/24/2008
Wow. For anyone who saw her on In Treatment knows that this girl has a shit load of talent. She was unbelievably amazing. This is great great news.
Wow. For anyone who saw her on In Treatment knows that this girl has a shit load of talent. She was unbelievably amazing. This is great great news.
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10:10AM on 07/24/2008
Interesting, I would have preferred Evan Rachel Wood but I'm down with this. Who better than Burton to pull this off, no?

P.S - Thanks, Mike. I WAS planning on sleeping tonight....the horror
Interesting, I would have preferred Evan Rachel Wood but I'm down with this. Who better than Burton to pull this off, no?

P.S - Thanks, Mike. I WAS planning on sleeping tonight....the horror
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