USA Today has posted some great character one-shots and artwork from Tim Burton’s upcoming 3D take on “Alice in Wonderland”
The photos include the first looks at Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen.
The story also confirms the talk that the film is a sequel to the Lewis Carroll classic rather than a straight up adaptation.
Linda Woolverton’s script has a 17-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska)attending a party at a Victorian estate only to find she is about to be proposed to in front of hundreds of snooty society types. She runs off, following a white rabbit into a hole and ending up in Wonderland, a place she visited a decade before yet doesn’t remember.
Other tidbits gleaned from the article include:
-The egg-shaped Tweedledee and Tweedledum (Matt Lucas) are created using motion capture technology
– Depp employs an accent that producer Richard Zanuck can only describe as indescribable
– Bonham Carter has a digitally enhanced swelled head and her castle has a moat filled with bobbing severed heads
– Hathaway’s White Queen “is beautiful but over the top. She doesn’t walk. She floats. She’s very eccentric” says Zanuck
Click on any of the photos below to access the main article which also includes an impressive zoom and scan function for the three pieces of concept art:
Update (11:02am US-EST): The character photo of Matt Lucas as Tweedledee and Tweedledum is up at Movies.Ie.