Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Gasped.

It was the gasp heard 'round the world...or at all the way over in Colorado.

I stumbled upon these pictures of the movie I'm most anticipating. (And it has nothing to do with vampires or werewolves. Seriously.)


Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter.
Anne Hathaway as The White Queen
Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen.

Oh. My. Stars.

Alice In Wonderland.

Are you kidding me?

Look at this:
Tim Burton...I love you.  As you are a genius.
March 5th cannot get here soon enough.



Oh, and Jennifer P.--you know your man is all up in this one.  Alan Rickman as The Catepillar. Might I also mention Michael Sheen as The White Rabbit, Christopher Lee as The Jabberwock, and Crispin Glover as The Knave of Hearts?  Good.  Because I just did.
 
SWOON!

Somebody please bring me the smelling salts.

Let's discuss.
Are you as excited as me?
If not, what classic work of fiction would you love Burton to bring to life?  
Because clearly, he is the man for the job.  Any job.  Indeed.

57 comments:

Jennifer P. said...

I had not heard about this...but Alan Rickman under the direction of Tim Burton.....double swoon! :)

I would like to see Tim Burton take on the Frog and Toad series by Arnold Loebel. I'm sure he could find some way to make it slightly dark...but I LOVE those books, and somehow I've always seen them in a Burton-esque setting.

Kristen said...

Heavens to Betsy!! How did I not know of this downright GENIUSNESS? Johnny Depp.

Those two words. That one name.

Bring me my vapors.

angie said...

I hadn't heard of this....can't wait.

Kristina P. said...

This movie is going to be creepy as hell!

Ana Cristina said...

I'm all kinds of excited. I love Tim Burton and Johnny Depp ... well, it goes without saying. This is going to rock!

P.S.) Digging the new blog layout!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

You gonna drop some acid before you go?

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

OOOoo, I had not heard about this movie! What perfect choices for each roll. Tim Burton is a genius!

Tammy Howard said...

I have chills - CHILLS I tells ya!!! These are the first pics I've seen, and - OMG. OMG. OMG!!! I am in total squealy fangirl mode. This is such a brilliant cast I can hardly see straight.

March 5, eh? Heading out today to buy a 2010 calendar just so I can mark the date in ink.

SQUEEEEE!!!!!

Sparkette said...

I did not know such a thing was coming. It looks amazing just in those pictures! Thanks for the heads up! :)

Julie said...

I don't hear about anything over here...unless you all inform me... that looks awesome. I love Johnny Depp. I had a life size poster of him from 21 Jump Street on my door... lol, he was in ripped jeans and had some make up on!

Mama Dawg said...

Don't tell J.K. but I'm actually anticipating this movie more than HP #6 in July.

When I first heard the rumor that Mr. Depp was approached to play the Mad Hatter, I immediately scoured the internets for anything and everything having to do with this movie. I've become obessessed. It's not even funny. Alice in Wonderland is MY story. It's the story of all stories for me. I've read most adaptations including the Looking Glass Wars books, I've seen almost all film adaptations and am drooling over the release of this one.

I ADORE Tim Burton and EVERYTHING he's ever done. The man is a GENIUS.

We just watched Beetlejuice Sunday night. It was LOML's first time and she LOVED it.

Have you seen some of his shorts on youtube? You really need to check them out.

Have I gushed enough?

Mama Dawg said...

Did you read this article?

http://www.collider.com/2009/06/22/johnny-depp-interview-alice-in-wonderland-dark-shadows-and-pirates-of-the-caribbean-4/

CaraBee said...

I saw those yesterday and just about fell out of my chair! I had heard Tim Burton was doing Alice in Wonderland some time ago, but had kind of forgotten about it. I know, right?! The pictures are so intriguing, though, that now it's on my Absolutely Can't Wait To See list. Tim Burton has such a unique and interesting vision. There is just no way this movie won't be absolutely amazing.

Heather said...

Creative genius, I say. And any man that uses Johnny Depp and his wife as his muses (musi...what is the plural of that word?) in all of his films gets brownie points with me.

Kat said...

I saw those pictures yesterday...but didn't pay attention to what I was looking at. I had absolutely no idea. Wow.

And could you just see Burton with Gulliver's Travels??

S Club Mama said...

I didn't even know this was in the making. It looks like it's going to be just beautiful!

I wouldn't mind him doing Snow White or something beautiful like that, but I also could agree with Kat about Gulliver's Travels.

Heather said...

I am cracking up over TMM's comment.

So, are you?

Gonna drop acid, I mean?

Wicked.

Bekah said...

i am extremely excited... but when I saw the link I thought it was a trailer, so i was extremely disappointed.

sassy stephanie said...

OMgosh! I saw this for the first time last night and started drooling immediately. I first saw Johnny and KNEW it was him, and it was going to be great.

~Michelle~ said...

I think it's been said already - yep, this is gonna be awesome! I knew JD was involved, and you have to assume Helena would be...but Ms. Hathaway, that's a fun addition! :)

Brandy said...

I can't say I've heard about it before now* but it looks interesting. If the costumes are any indication - it will be AWESOME.

*You are always ahead of the game. I bow to you.

Melissa said...

My hubby and I were discussing the total bad casting on the part of Johnny Depp. What were they thinking? (today is opposite day :)
Johnny Depp couldn't be more perfect. We. heart. Depp. Bigtime.

Elena said...

I heart Tim Burton! This will be amazing! Remember that old ALice in Wonderland? (Not the Disney Cartoon, but the one with real actors. Don't have a clue who was in it.) Oh I loved that so much as a kid. I'm so excited about this! Thank you for making my day.

Fidgeting Gidget said...

It looks fun! I think he'd do an awesome Sleeping Beauty (my favorite) and I know that James and The Giant Peach was done already, as was The Witches, but I think he'd do those quite well, too.

Gina said...

What? No Ed Harris? Why?
You know, I loved the books- all of them- but the Disney animated gives me a migraine every. single. time.
I don't know if I could survive the bizarre nature that is sure to come from Tim Burton's twisted genius mind.

ParentingPink said...

AWESOME! I am a huge Tim Burton fan and I am so excited to see this movie too!

Shannon said...

Tim Burton & Johnny Depp... magic happens when these two get together. Of all their collaborations, "Sleepy Hollow" has been my favorite (at least, so far...)


(is it just me? Or does anyone else think Depp looks more like Elijah Wood in this pic than himself? maybe it's the gap between the teeth?)

Katie said...

I am very much excited! And I'm glad they went with a lesser known actress for Alice because I think I'll really be able to lose myself in the character that way. I think all of the casting is amazing!

Mindy said...

Wow! I didn't even know this was in the works! I am so excited.. whoooo hoooo, can't wait!

Lana said...

I just wanted to thank you for all of the goodies you gave me in the hometown swap. I'm really enjoying them all!! The nuts are scrumptious!!

Shelley said...

Johnny Depp doesn't look right. That makeup makes him look like the kid that played Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings. But Alan Rickman, I'm all up in that Kool-Aid.

Jen said...

OH wow, I knew nothing about this but now I totally can't wait! It looks awesome!!!

Carrie said...

Holy cow! That is my husbands favorite book. Whenever we travel, we buy a copy of it at one the bookstores. Just bought a copy in France.
I can't wait for March! Thanks for the info

Mama Kat said...

Oh I AM excited!! I am I am!! I love Alice...love her.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

You are so much cooler than I, Lula. I had no idea that this movie was in the works. As a Tim Burton devotee, I must say that I am super excited. You know this movie is going to be truly amazing.

I read through your comments. They were very fun, but very few actually answered your question. Here are my suggestions to Mr. Burton:

1) Pinocchio
2) Hansel and Grethel
3) Rumpelstiltskin

Granted all of my ideas are kids' stories, but it is hard to brainstorm outside the world in which one lives. :)

-Francesca

PS: I am making you my new source of all things cool and noteworthy.

Mama Belle said...

Johnny Depp is just unstoppable. Is there anything he can't do? And the weirder the role, the better he is at it.

Anne Hathaway looks kinda creepy like that though.

Hmmm ... will have to check this one out.

Sun said...

Anything Tim Burton does is genius. I love him.
Famous.

Marrdy said...

I just saw the first ad for this. I think March is far too long to wait!

Chrissy said...

I can't wait. I love Johnny Depp!! Can't way until March. SITS sent me your way:)

scargosun said...

LOVING the new look! It might not really be new but it is new to me. ;)

Jaime said...

I hadn't ever HEARD of this until I read your blog...now I'm super excited!!!!

Angela said...

Wow! I have never been a big Tim Burton fan, but this looks very cool and Alice is one of my favorite stories. Can't wait to see the rest!

Kristen said...

Oh wow! that will be an amazing movie!!

Busy Bee Lauren said...

I didn't even know it was being filmed! Hello! I am so so so excited!

Live.Love.Eat said...

I have been clueless and had no idea. They picked a good one in Helena Bonham....

As always, I have no idea which one I would pick. I leave that all up to you....

Veggie Mom said...

I'm looking forward to Alice, too. I can't imagine anyone who is more fitting for the MH role than Johnny Depp!

parentingBYdummies said...

Pretty excited about this one too. Looks VERY interesting... Can't wait to see you @ SITScation. So excited:)

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

I love your blog. This is a wonderful place.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

This is absolutely perfect! OMG how exciting.
WHO is Alice???

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Ohh, and I'd love to see Burton's spin on Wizard of Oz.

Vicki said...

Amazing costuming and scenery! That looks like it will be worthy.

Nancy Face said...

I didn't know anything at all about any of this! I think it's gonna be awesome! :)

Orange Juice said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Tim Burton. This is PERFECT for his brilliant mind.
Its going to be a LOONG wait!

SITS Girls said...

Oh this looks good. Very good.

Still don't get the whole Alan Rickman attraction Jennifer P has going, but to each her own....

T

Wep said...

OMG so EXCITING :) :) :)

Tranquility said...

Whoah! I had no idea - hadn't seen any previews or heard about this, but it looks like a 'Must See'!!

Anne Hathaway and Johnny Depp? Yep - I'll be watching for it!

withoutadornment said...

Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland. But with all these great actors, I feel like my must see it! (I'm the most excited about Alan Rickman and Christopher Lee. Is that weird?)