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Depp IS Mad Hatter!

09.24.2008

As was previously rumored, Disney announced today at a press event in Los Angeles that Johnny Depp has signed on to play the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND. The film will be shot using performance capture technology (most similar to BEOWULF) and will be presented in 3-D.

More interesting news in the way of Depp and Disney is that it seems that the man might be starring in Jerry Bruckheimer's THE LONE RANGER as well. At the end of the event, the USC marching band came out to play "The William Tell Overture" and from behind a curtain came out Johnny Depp in full Captain Jack regalia. Only difference was that he was wearing a Lone Ranger mask. There was no formal confirmation that Depp would be starring but Disney chief Dick Cook prefaced Depp's appearance by rhetorically asking the crowd who could possibly play The Lone Ranger. UPDATE - IESB has confirmed that Depp has signed on to play Tonto in THE LONE RANGER.

So two Depp birds with one stone today! Pretty impressive. I have to say I'm intrigued to see what he brings to both films. ALICE will begin filming first with Mia Wasikowska starring as Alice. Stay tuned as more news comes out of the Mouse House!

Source: JoBlo.com

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2:38PM on 09/29/2008
I LOOOOOVE DeppBurton! Can't wait for the Alice movie! ... Regarding The Lone Ranger - I hope we get to see Johnny in only a loincloth! *lol*
I LOOOOOVE DeppBurton! Can't wait for the Alice movie! ... Regarding The Lone Ranger - I hope we get to see Johnny in only a loincloth! *lol*
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4:53AM on 09/26/2008
i'm so against the whole motion capture thing.

but i'm for Depp as the Mad Hatter.

can't they just make this a regular film? good lord.
i'm so against the whole motion capture thing.

but i'm for Depp as the Mad Hatter.

can't they just make this a regular film? good lord.
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8:45AM on 09/25/2008

GREAAAT Idea

Im so completely done with DeppUrton...
Anyone want to make an "original" guess as to who might end up being the Queen of Hearts? I wonder
Im so completely done with DeppUrton...
Anyone want to make an "original" guess as to who might end up being the Queen of Hearts? I wonder
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8:32AM on 09/25/2008
I guess money does have as much power as they say.
I guess money does have as much power as they say.
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8:19AM on 09/25/2008
Performance capture blows.
Performance capture blows.
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4:54AM on 09/25/2008

3D is the trend..

In a past issue of MovieMaker, there was a piece about how horror movies are going to be dipping into the 3D well. Right now, 3D is the trend and it will probably be around for awhile. With this movie, Burton behind the camera and Depp defiantly throwing his 2 cents into the mix, I can't wait to see what appears.
In a past issue of MovieMaker, there was a piece about how horror movies are going to be dipping into the 3D well. Right now, 3D is the trend and it will probably be around for awhile. With this movie, Burton behind the camera and Depp defiantly throwing his 2 cents into the mix, I can't wait to see what appears.
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3:19AM on 09/25/2008
I was kind of excited until I read "performance capture" and "3-D." Yeesh. How many years are we gonna have to put up with this crap?
I was kind of excited until I read "performance capture" and "3-D." Yeesh. How many years are we gonna have to put up with this crap?
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1:13AM on 09/25/2008
I too thought Batman news initialy, but this is great news. I can't wait for this movie. It should, hopefully, be the shit.
I too thought Batman news initialy, but this is great news. I can't wait for this movie. It should, hopefully, be the shit.
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1:01AM on 09/25/2008
Performance capture is weak.
Performance capture is weak.
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12:03AM on 09/25/2008
sweet bastard
sweet bastard
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11:59PM on 09/24/2008
Sure, it might not be shocking to see Depp working with Burton again, but it personally doesn't bother me any. I actually prefer it when actors and directors work together a lot, especially with talent like Depp and Burton. So I say bring it on!

By the way, Depp is playing TONTO???? Holy crap this has been an awesome news day!!!
Sure, it might not be shocking to see Depp working with Burton again, but it personally doesn't bother me any. I actually prefer it when actors and directors work together a lot, especially with talent like Depp and Burton. So I say bring it on!

By the way, Depp is playing TONTO???? Holy crap this has been an awesome news day!!!
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11:51PM on 09/24/2008
ooh shit.... i never saw this coming. Depp in a Burton movie? Shit...never saw it coming.
ooh shit.... i never saw this coming. Depp in a Burton movie? Shit...never saw it coming.
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11:46PM on 09/24/2008

Maybe Its Me....

Maybe its just me...

I like Depp playing these weird roles, but it seems overkill lately.
Maybe its just me...

I like Depp playing these weird roles, but it seems overkill lately.
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10:55PM on 09/24/2008
we shall see.....
we shall see.....
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9:50PM on 09/24/2008
Is it wrong that my gut reaction was to think that this was Batman related news...

Mea culpa Lewis Carroll

Is it wrong that my gut reaction was to think that this was Batman related news...

Mea culpa Lewis Carroll

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9:10PM on 09/24/2008

This

should be cool, and i was thinking Batman as well.

And zx7 get firefox and run no script... no more pop ups buddy.
should be cool, and i was thinking Batman as well.

And zx7 get firefox and run no script... no more pop ups buddy.
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9:02PM on 09/24/2008
AWESOME NEWS!!!!
AWESOME NEWS!!!!
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8:58PM on 09/24/2008

arrrrggg

good news all round..... but I have to say ENOUGH WITH THE MF ADS AND POP UPS ALREADY... i know you need money to run a site but christ.....
good news all round..... but I have to say ENOUGH WITH THE MF ADS AND POP UPS ALREADY... i know you need money to run a site but christ.....
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8:53PM on 09/24/2008

WHAT A SURPRISE!

Johnny Depp in a Tim Burton movie? Who would have thought?
Johnny Depp in a Tim Burton movie? Who would have thought?
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8:50PM on 09/24/2008

not cool

I was going to grab my cell phone and tell people Depp is in the new Batman when I saw Alice in Wonderland and got really mad for about 7-12 seconds. Now I'm cool tho, and it sounds pretty exciting.
I was going to grab my cell phone and tell people Depp is in the new Batman when I saw Alice in Wonderland and got really mad for about 7-12 seconds. Now I'm cool tho, and it sounds pretty exciting.
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8:41PM on 09/24/2008

whatever happened to

the Alice movie starring Sarah Michelle Gellar...or the Lewis Carrol biopic directed by Marilyn Manson...furthermore, why do people enjoy this motion capture crap...i get my fair share of playstation at home, thanks
the Alice movie starring Sarah Michelle Gellar...or the Lewis Carrol biopic directed by Marilyn Manson...furthermore, why do people enjoy this motion capture crap...i get my fair share of playstation at home, thanks
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8:29PM on 09/24/2008

cmon guys..

can we please put NOT BATMAN RELATED in the title?
can we please put NOT BATMAN RELATED in the title?
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8:13PM on 09/24/2008

Danny Elfman

All we need now is Danny Elman and we are set.
All we need now is Danny Elman and we are set.
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8:06PM on 09/24/2008
Sweet! Even though this was pretty much a shoe-in.
Sweet! Even though this was pretty much a shoe-in.
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