Over the last few weeks we’ve had various looks at Tim Burton’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland adaptation, from images of the specific characters to concept art for the settings and so forth. To add to that, we’ve also been teased by Burton himself that the teaser (or “semi”) trailer was on it’s way soon, likely premiering at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con International this year.
However, it appears that the Alice in Wonderland trailer has dropped online a little earlier than allowed anticipated, as it was originally suppossed to be shown in 3D at Comic Con. We also have five new character posts for the movie for your viewing pleasure. Check it all out (while you can).
The very first ever footage from Burton’s Wonderland has just premiered online at IGN and I am relieved to say it’s every bit as good as I’ve been hoping it would be. The set design, the creatures, the colors, those classic Wonderland characters brought to life – all is just fantastic-looking. It appears that someone over at IGN has jumped the gun by posting this teaser trailer online this early, but here it is below (watch it while you can!):
Apart from the fact that Depp seems to be emulating Heath ledger’s Joker a tiny bit (with less sadistic violence, that is), he nonetheless looks fantastic in character as The Mad Hatter. Just like Burton and the Alice in Wonderland tale, Depp seems perfect for this role and this footage proves that.
Newcomer Mia Wasikowska, despite not speaking a word at all during the teaser, looks great as Alice, and overall it just looks like Burton has nailed the quirky yet dark tone the film rightfully should have (although, to be fair, Burton can do that sort of thing in his sleep).
On top of the teaser trailer, we also have five Alice in Wonderland character posters. They are basically the same as the images we’ve seen before of the film only in singular poster form, but they’re cool nonetheless (click any for larger version):
I don’t think there’s much else can be said. A LOT of people (myself included) are highly anticipating Mr. Burton’s latest film, particularly because of the fact the Wonderland material is so suited to his style of filmmaking. Those posters are wicked cool, but it’s the trailer that really got me. Along with James Cameron’s Avatar and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, this is one of my most anticipated movies. Period.
What do you think of the first teaser for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland? Does the footage look like you hoped it would?
Alice in Wonderland is set to be released on March 5th in the US, and on March 12th in the UK, both in 2010.