Tim Burton is currently working his gothic magic over Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’
Alice, 17, attends a party at a Victorian estate only to find she is about to be proposed to in front of hundreds of snooty society types. Off she runs, following a white rabbit into a hole and ending up in Wonderland, a place she visited 10 years before yet doesn’t remember. Aussie actress Mia Wasikowska has the coveted title role.
Among those who welcome her back is the Mad Hatter, a part tailor-made for Johnny Depp as he collaborates with Burton for the seventh time.
There is the usual Burton-esque ghoulishness. Helena Bonham Carter’s Red Queen, whose favorite retort is “Off with their heads,” has a moat filled with bobbing heads.
The pictures alone are enough to get you hooked including Tweedledum and Tweedledee played by Matt Lucas (looking a bit evil…)