in Walt Disney Pictures forthcoming
Alice in Wonderland.
Over the weekend, I saw the new trailer for
Disney's newest little dividend that'll keep
on giving, Tim Burton's 3-D Alice in
Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp,
Ann Hathaway and Helena Bonham
Carter, with twenty-year old Australian
actress Mia Wasikowska starring as
(She'll also be playing Jane Eyre in a new
film out in 2011 produced by BBC Films.
Once Alice comes out, her life of relative
anonymity disappears forever.)
Alice is slated to come out March 5th and
based on what I've seen thus far, it's a
safe bet I'll be among those in line to see it
the first weekend.
It's really the damnedest thing I ever saw,
and the music by Danny Elfman is both
weirdly and instantly familiar once you
hear it, like so many other memorable
Disney TV/film scores and themes in my
head and yours, though mine, necessarily
includes ones from things you may well
have forgotten, like, say, well,
The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh,
starring Patrick McGoohan.
The particular Alice trailer link I have here
is the one that I believe has the most context
of the various trailers on the Internet, since
it includes the very reason she is trying to
escape from things in the first place:
Looks like the Mouse House has invented
a new Billion $$$ printing press again!
I actually spent a good 45 minutes on the
ingenious movie website over the weekend
trying different things out, and it's just
amazing how ridiculously clever they are:
Really looks like film director Tim Burton
is firmly back in the GENIUS camp -again!
This time, to stay.
Speaking of 3D films, at her her Wax Word
blog today, Sharon Waxman, editor of
The Wrap, the best new addition to the
Hollywood scene this year, waxes about
some well-known Hollywood film directors
with a strong hankering to make some 3D
films in the future -and she names the names.
Hollywood Seized by 3D Mania