Tim Burton Talks About His 'Alice in Wonderland'

The iconic director explains his intentions behind the film.

The Los Angeles Times recently caught up with Tim Burton on the set of his upcoming Disney adaptation of Alice in Wonderland for a chat about this weekend's upcoming Scream Awards on Spike TV, where he will be presented the Immortal Award for his contributions to the horror and SciFi genres. Here is what the director had to say about his reimagining of the Lewis Carroll classic: "It's a funny project. The story is obviously a classic with iconic images and ideas and thoughts. But with all the movie versions, well, I've just never seen one that really had any impact to me. It's always just a series of weird events. Every character is strange and she's just kind of wandering through all of the encounters as just a sort of observer. The goal is to try to make it an engaging movie where you get some of the psychology and kind of bring a freshness but also keep the classic nature of 'Alice.' And, you know, getting to do it in 3-D fits the material quite well. So I'm excited about making it a new version but also have the elements that people expect when they think of the material"

About getting Johnny Depp to play the Mad Hatter, Burton said: "He loves doing (oddballs). That's never a problem. He doesn't like to be the same way twice. That's good, it always keeps it fresh and all. And he likes the material we have here and he gets it. It's nice to have people involved that are fans of the material and all."

And about the proposed Dark Shadows big screen adaptation, Tim could only answer: "Oh I don't know. Take one at time, you know? It's something I'm interested in of course. Definitely. But I'm going to start shooting this one first!"

You can read more of Tim Burton's interview by clicking HERE. Alice in Wonderland will be released in 3D sometime in 2010.

Alice in Wonderland was released March 5th, 2010 and stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen. The film is directed by Tim Burton.



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  1. Ryan Moran

    it should be good

    6 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  2. ed_wood

    I didn't know Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was so despised, I liked it alot. I never really viewed it as a kids movie either, oh well.

    6 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  3. Writer220

    Nice

    6 years agoby @writer220Flag

  4. Space101

    Acid trip on screen here I come!

    6 years agoby @space101Flag

  5. Err

    i didn't know it was going to be in 3-D, i don't know why i'm so jaded against the prospects of 3-D but i am.

    i guess if he avoids all those cliche bullsh*t tricks of movies like jaws 3D or the 3D jason movie and is just using the 3D option as a way of enhancing realism then i'm all for it.

    the first time someone whips a yo-yo in the direction of the camera i'm getting up and walking out of the theatre though.

    6 years agoby @err2005Flag

  6. bendor_heman

    This could be awesome. The last Alice in Wonderland remake sucked. The one with Whoopi Goldberg as the Cheshire cat, and gene wilder as some random turtle.
    Pennywhistle!

    6 years agoby @bendor-hemanFlag

  7. The Kwisatz Haderach

    I like his style, his does things his way and cares lil what people think, a true artist. This is gonna be sweet

    6 years agoby @the-kwisatz-haderachFlag

  8. ChuChi

    WOUNLDT SEE THIS MOVIE.... ITS GONNA BE ANOTHER CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY... BAD!!!!! HE MESS UP TAHT MOVIE... BUT HE HIS A GEAT DIRECTOR.. I LOVE ALMSOT ALL HIS MOVIES BUT HE CANT MAKE FAMILY FILMS

    6 years agoby @josedrosaFlag

  9. moviedirector88

    I am so gonna see this, Tim+Wonderland=Awesome strange movie!

    6 years agoby @moviedirector88Flag

  10. Shadow Of The Day

    This is going to be sweet.

    6 years agoby @asifFlag

  11. Raoul Duke

    sweet, i cant wait to hear who gets the caterpillar

    6 years agoby @raoulduke33Flag

  12. ed_wood

    Burton is going to do a great job with this movie.

    6 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  13. Vamp

    This is going to be sweet. I can't wait!!!!!

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  14. Structure (ONSTRA)

    I wish it just wont be life too light with the colors, and not for kids. i wish it will mostly be made to all kind of audience with dignity. Unlike charlie and the chocolate factory (total disaster). But still excpeting it to be good.
    + it's tim burton, he'll make hell heaven and still picture it the right way.

    6 years agoby @gaj1992Flag

  15. ShadowfoxSC

    ohh yes cant wait this movie will be awesome!!!

    6 years agoby @shadowscFlag