Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Leaked Pic of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter

Johnny Depp is playing the Mad Hatter in a Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland. A photo reportedly of Johnny in costume and makeup has been leaked online. His hair stands out in curly coils from the side of his head and Depp’s face is white with red streaks on his cheeks and around eyes. Talented at playing nearly unrecognizable, eccentric characters, Depp will bring his unique take to the role.

Alice in Wonderland also stars Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, and Crispin Glover. It will be part Beowulf-type live action CGI and part live footage. Alice is due out in theaters in March, 2010 and given how far away the release date is this seems like a genuine photo leak and not an attempt to drum up publicity for the film.

Looks pretty interesting. I always enjoyed this story when I was little and I'm a big fan of Tim Burton. Its going to be interesting to see what creative things Burton is going to do with the film. I cannot wait.


Marcy said...

Depp looks like a more ornamented combination of his characters in Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Although he is admittedly overrated IMO, he is a talented actor--no doubt about that.

Farzan said...

Wow, great observation Marcy, never really noticed that. Depp is a talented actor, maybe a bit overrated, but still a talented actor

Jaccstev said...

Big fan of Tim Burton too..
One of my all time favorite movies from Burton and Depp is "Sleepy Hollow", hope this one will turn to be great too, Alice in Wonderland with Burton vision, really can't wait to watch it.

Fletch said...

Not sure if I love or hate this news. I love the cartoon. It's a goddamn masterpiece. Then again, a live-action update (well done and with someone new to add) could be great. But I'm thinking Terry Gilliam's the man for that job, and I'm wondering...does Burton have nothing original left to say? Just remakes and adaptations from here on out??

Then again, his resume is littered with those, so what do I know?