Director: Gore Verbinski

Writers: James Ward Byrkit
John Logan

With Johnny Depp, Timothy Olyphant, Abigail Breslin, Bill Nighy, Alfred Molina, Isla Fisher

Rango a chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it….

The first animated feature for special effects company Industrial Light & Magic.

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Release Date:
4 March 2011 (USA)

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Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

Director: Tim Burton

Writers: Lewis Carroll (Book), Linda Woolverton (Screenplay)

With Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Anne Hathaway, Stephen Fry, Christopher Lee, Michael Sheen

Lewis Carroll’s book has seen many cinema incarnations, lots of direct translations, yet more films inspired by the imagery and narrative. ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’ has had a pervasive effect on cinema, literature and music, with allusions cropping up in all corners of culture. Elements of the story have made appearances in films from Donnie Darko to Labyrinth to Jurassic Park, as well as the television series ‘Lost’, and Marilyn Manson’s 2007 album ‘Eat Me, Drink Me’, to name only a very few instances. There have been silent movies, musicals, X-rated takes and a film starring Cary Grant as the Mock Turtle, so yet another version of Wonderland will have to be out-of-this-world to wow. Disney’s new 3D technology might just manage that.

Alice In Wonderland will be one of the many movies lined up to be screened in 3D over the next five years. These digital technological advances are being lauded as important as the advent of sound to cinema by Hollywood moguls. The ‘New York Times’ reports that a number of Hollywood’s most influential figures, including CEO of DreamWorks Jeffrey Katzenberg and Pixar’s chief creative officer John Lasseter, are heralding 3D technology as a revolution in cinema.

Alice In Wonderland seems to be the perfect Disney template for Burton to manipulate into his own crazy fairy tale, complete with everyone’s favorite Burton-boy Johnny Depp. I’m not even sure what this adaptation could entail as I’m sure a “loose” translation of the original text may be somewhat of an understatement.

Release Date:
5 March 2010 (USA)