All over the web today and we couldn't resist taking a closer look: Disney just released the first photos from next years film adapatation of Alice in Wonderland......as envisioned by Tim Burton.
The portrait of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter looks to be a great indicator of the overall visual look we can expect - colorful, a little trippy, with a nod to victoriana and a layer of slight creepy-ness, which all seems like its going to be a real treat for the eyes and totally appropriate to the story it is based on.
But what we were really excited to see (maybe due to all the real-life gardens we're looking at this month) are the exterior sets. These are some very grand gardens!
They include all of the usual Wonderland wonders, such as giant toadstools, flowers with faces and a white rabbit in waistcoat, but we like the somewhat grounded in reality look of are the garden structures. The entrances with the stonework, scrolled metal gates and fences and topiaries are just twisted enough to fit into the Burton universe, but lend a touch of real Victorian British garden flavor to the whole enterprise, an interesting (and fitting) twist.
What do you think? Do these early shots make you think you'll be heading to the theater to see Alice in 2010?