On November 17, 2008, a Johnny Depp fan site posted photos of Johnny Depp as the mad hatter in the upcoming Tim Burton flick, Alice In Wonderland.
The Johnny Depp photos show him clad in Victorian clothes, with a pale white face, shadowed eyes, and a hat with some kind of feathers stuck in it. He is seen clutching a rabbit to his chest and has a bandaged left
The image is definitely that of Johnny Depp but seems more like an illustration.
Cinematical has said that it is likely that either the Alice in Wonderland photo is a fake or its a concept picture or painting that may be present in the background.
I would go with Cinematical on this. It is very likely that a good illustrator has pulled a fast one on everyone.
The Johnny Depp fansite, johnny-depp.org, though, has taken off the photo from its site.
A message on the site says, “The new Photo of Johnny from the Set of Alice (the new Tim Burton, Disney Film) was released to this site through an insider on the set. After the posting took place with that persons
permission, a call was made asking us to in good faith pull down the photo. Out of respect for Johnny, Mr.
Burton and Disney alike; we have agreed to do this. The image was leaked off the set without permission and we were unaware of this fact. No one is to blame for the leak, but at JDorg we will respect the wishes of the film company individuals.”
Right! Since when do insiders “release” – a respectable word for leak – photos of a movie from the sets with
The first photos of Alice came out when, in September 2008, Cinematical posted spy photos, from INF, of Mia Wasikowaska, from the sets of Alice in Wonderland.
Alice in Wonderland is in production right now and is set to be released on March 5, 2010.
The movie stars Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen.
Tweedledum and Tweedledee will be played by Matt Lucas who stars in the sketch comedy series Little Britain USA.
Beowolf actor Crispin Glover will play the Knave of Hearts, in Alice in Wonderland.
Previously, Mia Wasikowaska has appeared in HBO’s In Treatment.
Alice in Wonderland is said to be a mix of performance-capture CGI in 3-D and live action.
Alice in Wonderland has been scripted by Linda Woolverton, the writer of The Lion King, Homeward Bound,
and the 1991 Beauty and the Beast.
Tim Burton is the acclaimed director of the recent The Dark Knight, Batman, and Batman Returns. He has
directed Johnny Depp, previously, in Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and
Sweeney Todd: The Demon of Barber Street.
Johnny Depp will be next seen in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Shantaram, and Public Enemies in 2009.
He is also slated to play Tonto in The Lone Stranger, and star in The Pirates of the Caribbean 4. The Lone Ranger will be released in 2012.