Tim Burton Talks Alice Adaptation

Director Tim Burton says he plans to stay true to Lewis Carroll’s original stories for his adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland”.

He tells Sci-Fi Wire that the story is “just such a classic, and the imagery is so surreal. I don’t know; I’ve never seen a version where I feel like they got it all. It’s a series of weird adventures, and to try to do it where it works as a movie will be interesting…The imagery, they’ve never quite nailed making it compelling as a full story. So I think it’s an interesting challenge to direct.”

Burton will also produce the adaptation, which will use both live action and performance-capture animation. Filming is set to begin in early 2008 and Burton will work from a script by Linda Woolverton (“Beauty and the Beast”).