Walt Disney Pictures has released the first promotional photos from Tim Burton‘s 3D re-imagining of Alice in Wonderland. Above you can see the first official photos of Johnny Depp as a freakish-looking Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen (“Off With Their Heads”), and Anne Hathaway as The White Queen, looking very pale. After the jump we’ve included newly confirmed details about the film’s plot (did you know its a kind of a sequel?) and new concept art that shows the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen), the egg-shaped Tweedledee and Tweedledum (Matt Lucas) and more.
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Sounds like its go-go-go for Little Britons Matt Lucas and David Walliams at the moment. Not only have they recently filmed a wave of new Rock Profile sketches, set to premiere on the UK wing of Funny or Die on May 11th, they are also writing their next US shows – though this time, they might be aired as one-off specials, rather than a series which suggests the first run wasn’t exactly a smash. Most excitingly, though, the pair have finished their screenplay for the proposed Little Britain movie.
According to The Sun, the script is currently off at Ben Stiller’s Red Hour production company and awaiting a greeen light. No doubt the BBC will be co-producing, and I’d imagine this will get made by the Beeb even if Stiller’s company passes, if only on a tighter budget.
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/Film reader Christopher Edwards sends along word that Shaun of the Dead and Little Britain actor Matt Lucas is playing both Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Tim Burton‘s 3D adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Lucas revealed the news on BBC’s Friday Night with Johnathan Ross.
I saw the concept art for the characters last week at the Disney Showcase, and they are completely stylized like upward pointing missiles (imagine the Disney animated version above without the round belly). If I were to guess, I would say that the character will likely be performance captured.
The characters appeared in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, as two fat brothers who complement each other’s words and never contradict each other, even when one of them, according to the famous nineteenth century nursery rhyme, “agrees to have a battle”. Alice in Wonderland is scheduled to hit theaters on March 5th 2010.