By Jackie Burrell
Monday, June 22nd, 2009 at 12:26 pm in Movies.
Tim Burton‘s next cinematic blast is a little less than a year away, but USA Today just got a sneak peek at his new “Alice in Wonderland.” The Burtonized sequel to the classic Lewis Carroll tale takes place 10 years later, when 17-year-old Alice escapes an impetuous Victorian suitor by scrambling down the rabbit hole. The movie, which combines live action, motion-capture, CGI and 3-D, opens March 5, 2010, and stars the usual Burton crowd: Johnny Depp plays the Mad Hatter, Alan Rickman is the Caterpillar, and Helena Bonham Carter (pictured) channels the Red Queen. What do you think? Sound good? Weird? Tim Burtonish?
After seeing Burton’s take on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “James and the Giant Peach,” and now with Alice on the horizon, we can’t help but wonder what children’s classic he’ll tackle next. We’re thinking … hmmm … “Little Red Riding Hood,” with Johnny Depp as the woodcutter. Or, the wolf.