Lewis Carroll's "Alice im Wunderland" wurde mehrfach verfilmt und weitere Verfilmungen sind in Arbeit...
Die kleine Alice läuft hinter einem Kaninchen her in dessen Bau - und fällt tief ins Erdinnere. Dort wird sie ganz winzig, und sie kann plötzlich mit den Tieren sprechen, die da wohnen, und es gibt auch ein paar seltsame Menschen- und Fabelwesen...
Tim Burton führte Regie bei "Alice in Wonderland" (auch in 3D), der am 4. März 2010 in die deutschen Kinos kam...
Basierend auf Lewis Carrolls "Alice im Wunderland" und "Alice hinter den Spiegeln" präsentieren Disney und Kino-Visionär Tim Burton eine einfallsreiche Neuinterpretation des klassischen Lesestoffs, die mit beeindruckenden Bildern und charismatischen Figuren das Kinopublikum verzaubern wird. Begeben Sie sich gemeinsam mit der bezaubernden Neuentdeckung Mia Wasikowska, die in der Hauptrolle der inzwischen 19-jährigen Alice zu
sehen ist, auf die fantastische Reise in das magische Wunderland Tim Burtons und treffen Sie dort auf alte Bekannte aus Alice' Kindheit: das Weiße Kaninchen, Diedeldum und Diedeldei, die Haselmaus, die Raupe Absolem, die Grinsekatze und natürlich den Verrückten Hutmacher - gespielt von Johnny Depp (u.a. "Fluch der Karibik")...
Eine Verfilmung des Videospiels "American McGee's Alice" ist ebenfalls in Arbeit, am Drehbuch wird noch immer gefeilt und sowohl der ein oder andere Regisseur als auch die Hauptdarstellerin haben zwischenzeitlich anderen Projekten den Vorzug gegeben...
Angeblich plant auch Steven Spielberg eine werkgetreue Adaption, mit Dakota Fanning (u.a. "Krieg der Welten") in der Rolle der Alice...
Und dann wären da noch Marilyn Manson's Lewis Carroll-Biographie und eine neue TV-Serie...
"Alice im Wunderland" auf DVD & Blu-ray Disc !!!
Am 22. Juli 2010 erschien Tim Burton's "Alice im Wunderland" auf DVD & Blu-ray Disc...
Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Crispin Glover...
CS! berichtet über die Einspielergebnisse...
[...] Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland easily topped the domestic box office for a third straight weekend, earning an estimated $34.5 million to bring its total to $265.8 million. The film also topped the overseas box office a third time with $47 million, bringing its total to $300 million. Made for $200 million, the Walt Disney Pictures release has reached $565.8 million worldwide. [...]
Screen Daily berichtet über die Einspielergebnisse...
Alice In Wonderland produced a mighty second weekend to stay atop the international chart as an estimated $76m boosted the running total to $221m after two weekends. [...]
MTV berichtet über die Einspielergebnisse...
Moviegoers proved that there's still plenty of wonder to be had within the 3-D world of Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland." The Disney fantasy film took a decisive $17.4 million first place finish on Friday, bringing the worldwide total to $258 million thus far. The weekend is still young, but it'll take quite a bit of effort to dethrone "Alice" for its second week in a row. [...]
CS! berichtet über die Einspielergebnisse...
[...] Walt Disney Pictures' Alice in Wonderland took over the worldwide box office this weekend, earning $116.3 million domestically and $94 million overseas for three-day total of $210.3 million! The domestic figure from 3,728 theaters marks the sixth-biggest opening weekend of all time and is a new record for a film opening in March, destroying the $70.9 million that 300 made in 2007. It's the biggest opening ever for Tim Burton (his previous top opener was Planet of the Apes' $68.5 million), the biggest non-sequel release of all time, and the biggest 3D release ever, besting the $77 million that Avatar earned in December. "Alice" is also the largest debut ever for a winter release, surpassing The Passion of The Christ ($83.8 million).
"Alice" took over the top spot in foreign markets from Avatar, which had been No. 1 for 11 consecutive weeks. Overseas, the film debuted at 5,600 theaters in 41 markets, which represents only about 60% of the international market. The $94 million marks the biggest international opening weekend ever for a movie released in the January-April period.
Alice in Wonderland also broke Avatar's previous IMAX record of $9.5 million by earning $11.9 million on 188 of the large format screens - that's an average of $64,197 per site! [...]
Variety.com berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
Disney scored mega numbers on Friday with their debut of Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," taking in an estimated $41 million on 3,728 screens.
The Johnny Depp starrer is on track to score one of the biggest weekend openings of all time for the January-March stretch, as well as the biggest debut of 2010.
The pic blew away its only major release debut competition, Antoine Fuqua's "Brooklyn's Finest," by a long shot. [...]
Heute startet Tim Burton's "Alice im Wunderland" in den deutschen Kinos !!!
Bei CS! gibt es Video-Interviews mit Tim Burton, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter und Mia Wasikowska ...
Weitere Clips / Ausschnitte aus Tim Burton's "Alice im Wunderland" sind online...
Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Johnny Depp, in dem er u.a. über seinen Charakter plaudert...
Ein Clip / Ausschnitt aus Tim Burton's "Alice im Wunderland" ist online...
Bei CS! gibt es einen neuen "Behind the Scenes"-Clip...
Bei CS! gibt es eine neue Featurette...
Der Super Bowl Spot zu Tim Burton's "Alice im Wunderland" ist online...
Bei CS! gibt es, neben einem Bild von Anne Hathaway als "White Queen", ein Interview mit der Darstellerin...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Skizze der Königin von Tim Burton...
Walt Disney Pictures has announced that exclusive first looks at Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland will air on ABC, ESPN and ABC Family starting on January 31st and a spot will air during the Super Bowl on February 7th [...]
Bei Yahoo! Movies gibt es eine "Mad Hatter"-Featurette...
Bei CS! gibt es einen sehenswerten Werbebanner...
Bei CS! gibt es ein neues offizielles HiRes-Bild von Johnny Depp als Mad Hatter...
Bei Apple.com gibt es sehenswertes Artwork zu Tim Burton's "Alice im Wunderland"...
Neue Trailer zu Tim Burton's "Alice im Wunderland" sind online...
Bei Facebook gibt es ein neues Poster zu Tim Burton's "Alice im Wunderland"...
Der Extended-Trailer zu Tim Burton's "Alice im Wunderland" ist online...
CS! sprach auf der SDCC mit Tim Burton...
Der Trailer zu Tim Burton's "Alice im Wunderland" ist online...
Bei Slashfilm.com und Planeta Disney gibt es Bilder der Hauptcharaktere...
The Art of Disney Animation zeigt weiteres Artwork zu Tim Burton's Film...
Bei CC2K gibt es eine Kritik zum Drehbuch... Und
Latino Review sprach mit Johnny Depp, u.a. über seine Rolle als Mad Hatter...
[...] Well, the Hatter was awfully fun, you know? After doing something like a John Dillinger, it evolves where it's so overstrained because of the responsibility you have to that guy, that the Mad Hatter was like being fired out of a cannon. The Hatter was great fun, and it's one of things where you're just amazed you weren't fired, you know? [laughs]
Regarding the Hatter's look:
Depp: All I've seen is bits and pieces but what I imagined it to look like is is how I feel I thought he should look, which is the first reason I was surprised I didn't get fired. [...]
USA Today zeigt sehenswerte Bilder aus Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", die man sich im Detail ansehen kann...
The Live Feed berichtet über eine neue TV-Serie...
So what's going to take the place of "Battlestar Galactica"?
Sci Fi Channel has few ideas.
The network-soon-to-be-known-as SyFy has greenlighted a trio of miniseries fantasy projects, including two that will serve as potential series pilots, and two of which are based on well-known classic titles.
Sci Fi has ordered a retelling of "Alice in Wonderland"; a fresh take on the comic-book hero "The Phantom"; and "Riverworld," from a series of fantasy books by Philip Jose Farmer. All the projects are four-hour movies from prolific production company RHI Entertainment. [...]
"The four-hour format allows us to command large dollars around the world for our shows that puts about ($4 million-$6 million) of production on the screen per hour," said Robert Halmi Jr., president and CEO of RHI entertainment. "It gives the network a chance to try a concept with the same production values, if not better, than you'd get for a series."
The new "Alice" promises to be different than previous incarnations (more than a couple of which were produced by RHI). The project is written and directed by Nick Willing, who also did Sci Fi's highly rated "Wizard of Oz" revamp "Tin Man."
"We thought 'Alice' was the perfectly underlying material to tell a classic story with a modern twist," Halmi said. "We'll have new incredible worlds and a more grown-up feel."
Sci Fi Channel executive vp original programming Mark Stern pointed out that weaknesses in the original "Alice" story, which often was more about the passing scenery than character development, allow for more leeway and modernization than most fantasy tales.
"Lewis Carroll was more concerned about politics and satire then telling a mythological story," Stern said. "You're not really engaged with Alice in a proactive and emotionally fulfilling way." [...]
"Alice" is planned for the winter; [..] The Sci Fi backdoor pilots are part of RHI's effort to expand from movies to series programming.
"They're one of the few production companies that are still doing longform and really doing it well," Stern said. "They have an economic model that most of us are mystified about, the way they're able to fund their shows and make a deal very attractive for us."
Im Forum von TimBurtonCollective.com gibt es Bilder und Artwork zu Tim Burton's "Alice"... Dabei handelt es sich um Scans aus dem neuen Magazin "D23"
[...] Electronic Arts hat ein neues Alice Spiel angekündigt, dass auf dem Klassiker American McGee basiert. Bild [...]
Bei AICN gibt es ein Bild von Johnny Depp im Kostüm...
Crispin Glover has signed on to play the Knave of Hearts in Tim Burton's adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland" for Disney.
Glover joins Mia Wasikowska as Alice and a cast that includes Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter. Burton is using a combination of live action and performance-capture technology to tell the Lewis Carroll story.
The APA-repped Glover is no stranger to performance-capture technology: He worked in the medium for "Beowulf."
In "Alice," the Knave of Hearts is put on trial for stealing the Queen of Hearts' tarts and is defended by Alice.
Die LA Times sprach mit Tim Burton, u.a. über seine "Alice im Wunderland"-Version...
[...] It's a funny project. The story is obviously a classic with iconic images and ideas and thoughts. But with all the movie versions, well, I've just never seen one that really had any impact to me. It's always just a series of weird events. Every character is strange and she's just kind of wandering through all of the encounters as just a sort of observer. The goal is to try to make it an engaging movie where you get some of the psychology and kind of bring a freshness but also keep the classic nature of 'Alice.' And, you know, getting to do it in 3-D fits the material quite well. So I'm excited about making it a new version but also have the elements that people expect when they think of the material." [...]
Anne Hathaway, who is generating buzz for her performance in "Rachel Getting Married," has signed for a role in "Alice in Wonderland," which Tim Burton is directing for Disney.
Helena Bonham Carter also has joined the film.
The movie, which stars Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, will use a combination of live action and performance-capture technology to tell the Lewis Carroll story.
Hathaway is playing the White Queen, a benevolent monarch who is deposed and banished by her sister, the Red Queen (Carter), who has an affinity for crying out, "Off with their heads!" The White Queen needs Alice to slay a creature known as the Bandersnatch. [...]
INF Daily zeigt erste Bilder vom Set von Tim Burton's Verfilmung, u.a. Mia Wasikowska als Alice...
CS! berichtet über Tim Burton's Film...
Disney officially announced today that Johnny Depp will star as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.
It was also revealed Burton is shooting the film in 3-D.
The film is based, naturally, on the Lewis Carroll classic "Alice in Wonderland," and will combine performance-capture imagery, similar to Robert Zemeckis' Beowulf, with live-action footage.
Depp is joining previously cast actors Mia Wasikowska (as Alice) and Matt Lucas. Disney has set a release date of March 5, 2010.
Kotaku zitiert den Produzenten Scott Faye...
[...] Faye is also still developing American McGee’s Alice for the big screen. After originally targeting Sarah Michelle Gellar to star in the project for Universal Pictures, Faye said the story is being reworked and Gellar is no longer involved. Director Marcus Nispel (Friday the 13th) is also no longer attached. A new script is in development by original Alice scribes Jon and Erich Hoeberand and a new studio is expected to be announced in the future.
"I love the grown up Alice in a horror story version of Wonderland, and knew instinctively that the project would have a commercial appeal easily discerned by the film studios because the character and mythology are so deeply ingrained into the collective psyche," said Faye. [...]
BLOCKBUSTER film studio Disney is to shoot a multi-million pound new version of Alice in Wonderland in Plymouth.
Internationally acclaimed director Tim Burton will put his own unique stamp on the classic tale - and it is being heavily rumoured that Hollywood heart-throb Johnny Depp will star as the Mad Hatter.
And hundreds of Plymothians will have the chance to get themselves seen by an audience of millions on the silver screen by starring as extras in the film.
People are being invited to a casting event in Plymouth next week, where 250 extras will be chosen.
Shooting will take place in the city in September for two weeks [...]
[...] writer-director Nick Willing and his exec producers Robert Halmi Sr. and Jr., who created Sci Fi's runaway-hit miniseries "Tin Man," based loosely on "Wizard of Oz," have agreed to tackle "Alice in Wonderland" as the source of another potential mini. Sci Fi will call it "Alice." [...]
Radio Free sprach kürzlich mit Sarah Michelle Gellar...
RadioFree.com: Are you still doing Alice?
SARAH: Hopefully. I mean, it's a passion project of mine. It's a story that I'd love to see. I'm fearful at this rate that I'm going to be the Queen of Hearts because I'm going to be too old to be Alice. [laughs] It's something I'd really like to see done. And unfortunately, it was the victim of regime change in the studio. And I'm not getting out. And contrary to what you may have read, it's still my project. [laughs] And I'm still working diligently. So to all those Alice fans, I'm not giving up. Because I believe there is such a beautiful, crazy, cool, twisted story to be told there. [jokes] And if I have to get down and write it myself one of these days, I may have to...
Wie PageSix.com meldet, ist Sarah Michelle Gellar raus und Maggie Grace (möglicherweise) drin...
Sarah Michelle Gellar has been yanked as the title character in Alice, PageSix.com has learned. The former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star was to headline in the latest "Eat me, Drink me" flick inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland stories. But now a source tells PageSix.com that casting directors are in talks with another actress, former Lost star Maggie Grace.
Ironically, Grace, 24, is currently starring opposite Gellar, 30, in Suburban Girl, alongside Alec Baldwin. Though no contract has been signed, Grace was always director Marcus Nispel's second choice, according to sources. The movie, based on the computer game American McGee's Alice, is slated for release next summer.
The story picks up Alice's tale a few years after her first adventures in Wonderland. She's now a disturbed young woman mourning the death of her parents as she returns to the land of talking animals and the wicked Queen of Hearts. [...]
HNR meldete kürzlich...
Universal Pictures and Collision Entertainment are prepping for the film Alice, based on the video game American Mcgee's Alice.
The horror fantasy film will shoot in Langley, BC starring actress Sarah Michelle "Buffy" Gellar as 'Alice'.
Story begins after Alice's second adventure, "Through the Looking Glass", when she loses her parents, becomes catatonic and institutionalized in 'Rutledge Asylum'.
Years later, she is summoned by the 'White Rabbit' to come back to 'Wonderland', now under the despotic rule of the 'Red Queen'.
Director is Marcus Nispel, from a script by Erich and Jon Hober, based on author Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass".
Producers are Scott Faye and Julie Yorn.
Alice is set for a July 2008 release...
Tim Burton is pairing up with Disney to direct two 3-D pics, "Alice in Wonderland" and "Frankenweenie."
Two-movie deal with Walt Disney Studios begins with "Alice in Wonderland," which will combine performance-capture imagery, currently seen in "Beowulf," with live-action footage.
Script by Linda Woolverton ("The Lion King," "Beauty and the Beast") is based on the Lewis Carroll classic.
Richard Zanuck, Joe Roth and Suzanne and Jennifer Todd will produce.
Burton, who is wrapping "Sweeney Todd" at Paramount and DreamWorks, will tackle "Alice in Wonderland" early next year, with production set to wrap by May. [...]
Bei DemoNews.de gibt es ein Interview mit American McGee...
Martin: Darf man auf eine Fortsetzung von "Alice" hoffen?
McGee: Das liegt an Electronic Arts. Sie veröffentlichen, vertreiben und finanzieren es. Ich wurde schon gefragt, ob ich für eine Fortsetzung zur Verfügung stünde, wenn der Kinofilm fertig ist. Also warten wir alle auf den Film. Er ist bereits in Vorproduktion. Der Regisseur steht bereits fest, ebenso, dass SarahMichelle Gellar in die Rolle von Alice schlüpft. Ich schätze, wir dürfen für Electronic Arts an der Fortsetzung arbeiten, wenn der Film grünes Licht bekommt. [...]
Bei Yahoo! Games gibt es ein Interview mit dem Produzenten Scott Faye...
[...] As a Hollywood producer that is also working on non-gaming projects, Faye said there's no difference between developing a book or graphic novel or video game into a feature film. [...]
One of the keys in turning a game into a successful film, according to Faye, is working directly with the game creators. All three of Faye current game projects (one of which I cannot reveal yet), are examples of Faye working with the makers of the game.
"I think there are real opportunities in working in concert with the game companies to create an entertaining adaptation on the big screen that elevates the game franchise," said Faye. "There are also untapped opportunities out there to seamlessly integrate elements from the film back into a subsequent game in the franchise."
If all goes according to plan, the long journeys of Alice and Max Payne will be coming to an end by this time next year. And some time in 2007, both of these games will likely be hitting the big screen.
Gothicstar Marilyn Manson plant einen Film über den Schriftsteller Lewis Carroll. Für das Filmprojekt hat der Musiker auch gleich die Hauptrolle gepachtet und will dem Autor von "Alice im Wunderland" auf der Leinwand Leben einhauchen. [...]
B-D sprach mit Sarah Michelle Gellar...
[...] As for the horror film Alice, she says that the film won't happen for a long, long time.
"Buffy"-Star Sarah Michelle Gellar zieht es einmal mehr in düstere Gefilde. Sie wird für Universal die Hauptrolle in "Alice" übernehmen, einer Adaption des Videospiels "American McGee's Alice" [...]
Universal Pictures is making "Alice," an adaptation of video game "American McGee's Alice," with Sarah Michelle Gellar attached to star for director Marcus Nispel. "Alice" is based on the Electronic Arts game created by American McGee, a lead designer of the "Quake" and "Doom" series of games. EA's game is based on Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" novels, which are in the public domain. In the game, Alice has grown up to become a disturbed young woman. After her parents are killed in a fire, Alice returns to Wonderland, a dark and threatening place of looking glasses, mysterious potions, nonsensical tea parties and talking animals, confronting her fears and the wicked Queen of Hearts.
Quint von AICN sprach während der Dreharbeiten zu "Krieg der Welten" mit Steven Spielberg...
[...] I was also told by Spielberg that he and Dakota were going to work together again next year on ALICE IN WONDERLAND! I hadn't heard about that one before, so that was a surprise. I'm assuming he means Dreamworks is producing the flick, not that he will be directing, but you never know. [...]
Moviehole sprach mit Dakota Fanning, u.a. über "Alice in Wonderland"...
[...] When she returns from Australia Fanning says she hopes "Alice in Wonderland" will be ready to go. "Well the script is being written right now by Les Bohem who wrote Taken and so he's in the process right now and I can't wait to see it."
Bohem is a helluva writer. Whoever hasn't seen "Taken" yet, time to visit Blockbuster. His "Alice" should be quite a trip. [...]
Dakota Fanning could soon be slipping on Alice's shoes and heading off to Lewis Carroll's magical Wonderland. The young actress is close to a deal to topline her own potential franchise in adaptations of Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass," adapted by Les Bohem for DreamWorks. Bohem came up with the idea to adapt Carroll's classic novels and immediately pitched it to Steven Spielberg with Fanning in mind to play Alice. The trio worked together on Spielberg's miniseries "Taken" for Sci Fi Channel. Spielberg created the series, which Bohem wrote and in which Fanning starred.
SF Wire meldet...
Wes Craven, who has been developing films based on the video game American McGee's Alice and his own novel Fountain Society for Dimension Films, told SCI FI Wire that both projects are all but dead. Regarding Alice, a dark retelling of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Craven said in an interview, "[We] never got a script that Dimension liked, so it's been pushed way back on the back burner." [...]
[09.08.2002] Coming Attractions meldet, dass Milla Jovovich (u.a. "Resident Evil") mit Wes Craven über die Rolle der "Alice" gesprochen haben soll... Die Überarbeitung des Drehbuchs soll noch nicht abgeschlossen sein...
[11.02.2002] Hollywood Reporter meldet...
Dimension Films has signed Jon and Erich Hoeber to write the feature film "Alice," to be directed by Wes Craven. "Alice" is a Gothic horror version of "Alice in Wonderland," taking place after Alice has been put in a mental institution by her wicked aunt. It is based on Electronic Arts' video game "American McGee's Alice." [...] "Alice" will be produced by Craven-Maddalena Films' Marianne Maddalena and Collision Entertainment's Scott Faye. Angela Cheng Caplan at Writers & Artists Agency repped the Hoeber brothers. Negotiating on behalf of Dimension were senior executive vp Michael Helfant and vp business and legal affairs Michael Marshall.
[27.12.2001] SF Wire sprach mit Wes Craven...
Wes Craven told SCI FI Wire that he is in development on a computer-animated film version of the video game American McGee's Alice for Dimension Films. "It's very close to the game," Craven said in an interview. "Everything that we can take from the game, we will steal, and then we'll bring even more to it. I'm sure this will be a big CGI picture, and we'll try to duplicate as much of the sort of wonder part of the Wonderland as we can."
The game is a Quake-style adventure that takes place in a twisted version of the universe in the Alice stories of Lewis Carroll, and the game features much of the violence found in Quake. Craven plans to maintain that tone, even if it costs him the rating that Dimension hopes for.
"It's a little darker, got a lot more edge, so it's kind of like Wonderland seen through the eyes of post-21st-century America," Craven said. "[Dimension executive] Bob Weinstein was hoping for a PG-13. We'll see. Probably that's what we're shooting for." Alice is tentatively scheduled for a 2003 release.