Our clever pirate is donning yet another curious hat for BFF director, Tim Burton. Yummy Depp has nabbed the [obvious] role of the Mad Hatter in the real-life adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, 3-D!!!! The film is already underway and is set for release in 2010…
Burton expands on the classic tale: “The stories are like drugs for children, you know? It’s like, ‘Whoa, man.’ The imagery, they’ve never quite nailed making it compelling as a full story. So I think it’s an interesting challenge to direct.”
Actress Mia Wasilowska landed the role of precocious Alice and predictably Helena Bonham Carter is rumored to make a Wonderland appearance — the queen?
Of course, Beetlejuice,Nightmare Before Christmas, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set up a pattern for exquisitely fucked-up and deliciously visual and brilliantly executed children’s stories. Add in the 3-D Captain Eo-factor and they’ve already done it again.