Tim Burton to direct Alice in Wonderland!

He worked his macabre magic on Sweeney Todd last year. In early March of 2010, Tim Burton will unleash his vision of Alice in Wonderland in theatres. Mixing CG and live-action, some of the cast list has already leaked out, featuring some of Burton’s mainstays in the film. Burton’s “good luck charm,” Johnny Depp will play the role of the whacky Mad Hatter. It won’t be the first time Depp will sport some crazy head gear in one of the director’s films, having portrayed Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Also appearing in the film are Burton’s wife and frequent collaborator, Helena Bonham Carter, as well as other familiar faces with Alan Rickman as the Caterpillar and Christopher Lee in an as-yet undisclosed role. Rounding out the cast are Crispin Glover (who gave a fun, creepy turn in Willard), Matt Lucas of Little Britain playing both Tweedledee and Tweedledum; Anne Hathaway, and newcomer Mia Wasikowska as Alice. To read more about the cast and their roles, check here.

While it’ll be over a year before the film is released, hopefully images will leak out over time, giving eager fans ideas to put together their own DIY Alice in Wonderland costumes with Tim Burton’s usual gothic twist. Til then, there are plenty of Wonderland-themed costumes at the ready that you can embellish upon yourself for Halloween…. Or your own Alice-themed “Mad Hatter Tea Party” on any “unbirthday” party date you so choose!

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