Friday, July 24, 2009
"Alice" (and more) at Comic-Con
Some more bits of information on the recent Comic-Con events concerning Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland:
Screen Crave provided these little updates from Thursday's Disney 3D panel:
11:58: Tim Burton is about to come out for his first panel!
12:00: [Moderator Patton] Oswald asked [Burton] why he made Alice: his answer "because of the hardcore realistic setting" and then when asked about the clips he responded with "it looks like a freak show doesn’t it?"
Moderator Patton Oswalt and Tim Burton at the Disney 3D Panel
12:01: Tim jokes that they skinned Carrot Top for The Mad Hatter's wig. Depp enjoys having a part in the costumes (as always). As for the cat, it's creepy, which Tim says "confirms his hatred of cat" and says that Stephen Fry does the voice.
About to see clip! BRB!
12:05: Safest way to do PCP, watch his film Alice. It was a short clip. Only 30 seconds or so. Going to play it again...
12:07: Just got to see a clip twice that is "ONLY FOR COM-CON"… As they say in the clip; Alice – "This is impossible." Mad Hatter – "Only if you think it is." Absolutely beautiful images of [Tweedledee] and [Tweedledum]. The Mad Hatter is completely mad. The Cheshire cat is completely creepy.
12:10: Just got the first fan boy. Was so excited to ask a question and share his story he didn’t [let?] Burton talk.
12:11: "How did you work with actors to get them into character?" "Kept it as lively as possible and as fast as possible. green screen starts to freak you out after a while, you don't know who you are or where you are. You just try to keep moving and grooving."
12:12: His favorite films. Bits of all of them but Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood are special.
12:14: "What was the most difficult thing to do in this movie?"
12:15: WAIT!!!! Johnny Depp is here...
Johnny Depp and Tim Burton
12:17: Johnny Depp came out, got a HUGE standing ovation, said “Tim Burton!” everyone cheered and he left.
DreadCentral.com also reported that Tim Burton confirmed his next film after Alice in Wonderland: a feature adaptation of the Dan Curtis television drama Dark Shadows. Johnny Depp will star as Barnabas Collins. (No word on the feature-length animated version of Frankenweenie, that we know of...)
Johnny Depp makes a surprise appearance at Comic-Con