After many months and several rumoured candidates, chief among them being Mamma, Mia’s! Amanda Seyfried, Tim Burton has apparently finally settled on an Alice for his take on Alice In Wonderland. The girl whom Burton will be booting down the rabbit hole is Mia Wasikowska. Who Mia Wasikowska, you ask? Well, I’m  glad you did. She’s an up and coming 18-year-old Australian actress who has yet to appear in anything big, but will be seen in Defiance, Ed Zwick’s war drama starring Daniel Craig, and as a young Amelia Earhart fan in Amelia, Mira Nair’s take on the life of the female pilot, which stars Hilary Swank as Amelia, and she certainly has the ‘kooky’ Tim Burton quality.

There seems to be an understanding online that Burton’s Alice In Wonderland will be almost exclusively motion capture, a la Beowulf. But everything we’ve been hearing suggests otherwise, that the movie will feature mainly live-action, with sets and everything, but with performance capture elements for some characters. That would make sense, given the number of speaking parts – The Cheshire Cat, the rabbit – that can’t be played by live-action actors. Also on a side note here’s betting alot of money that a certain Miss Helena Bohnam-Carter will play the Queen Of Hearts, and Mr Johnny Depp will fill the Mad Hatter’s boots…only time shall tell!

Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, written by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King) is set to start shooting in November.

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