Tim Burton is known for taking risks. I mean, any guy that can deliver a film about a dude with scissors for hands and get away with it has got to know what he's doing. While the studios found the project somewhat risky, Sweeney Todd is prepping to be a smash hit, meaning it is time for Tim Burton to start looking to his next project(s).
Burton Checking in on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
While discussing Todd with Sci Fi Wire, Burton goes on to discuss what he has in mind for a live-action adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
"It's just such a classic, and the imagery is so surreal," Burton said in an interview while promoting his latest film, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. "I don't know; I've never seen a version where I feel like they got it all. It's a series of weird adventures, and to try to do it where it works as a movie will be interesting."
Burton will also produce the adaptation, which will use both live action and performance-capture animation.
"The stories are like drugs for children, you know?" Burton said. "It's like, 'Whoa, man.' The imagery, they've never quite nailed making it compelling as a full story. So I think it's an interesting challenge to direct."
Filming on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland will begin early 2008. Burton will direct off a script by Linda Woolverton.