Down the rabbit hole . . . .

Today the first production still of Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland hit the web.

Courtesy of USA today, this scoop confirms that the image floating around the Internet last November (first reported by AICN) of Depp in Mad Hatter costume was indeed real.

The on screen marriage of Tim Burton and Lewis Carroll seems a no-brainer, throw Johnny Depp into the mix and you can almost hear the cinema tickets selling.

This will mark Depp’s seventh collaboration with Burton, a couple who by now are use to each other’s style and comfortable enough to take interesting and unpredictable chances with character.

And what better character for Depp to experiment with than the Mad Hatter himself.

First impression? Burton’s Wonderland looks like a colourful nightmare; this being the case Depp’s Hatter looks right at home. Vibrant, dramatic colours mixed with macabre clothing, he doesn’t look entirely sane. Surely Depp’s performance will be one to look forward to.

Burton's Alice will differ slightly from the original. We will find a 17 year old Alice about to be proposed to in front of hundreds of party guests, que the white rabbit and one run a way soon-to-be bride entering a land she may have visited before. . .

After 40 days of live action shooting the film is now in the process of adding the CG animated characters. The film Co-stars the likes of Alan Rickman as the Caterpillar, Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen and Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat. Interesting stuff.

Head over to for an interactive look around Wonderland.

Then be anoyed at the fact that we will have to wait until March 5th 2010 to see the finished product.

1 comment:

rob said...

On sticks now mate.