'Alice in Wonderland' Director Plans on Making Dark 'Sleeping Beauty'

Tim Burton

Director Tim Burton is set to make fairy tale Sleeping Beauty into a live-action picture, reportedly planning to re-title the story and focusing on the film's dark fairy villain Maleficent.

Director Tim Burton is set to tackle another beloved Disney fairytale - he's in talks to revamp "Sleeping Beauty" as a live-action picture. The moviemaker's new version of "Alice in Wonderland", starring Johnny Depp, hits cinemas later this year, 2010, and he's already planning his next imaginative spectacular.

Burton has set his sights on bringing Disney's 1959 animated classic "Sleeping Beauty" to life as a major motion picture, according to Aintitcool.com. The website reports Burton wants to re-title the story and focus on the film's dark fairy villain Maleficent, who lures the princess to 100 years of slumber. The Sleeping Beauty fairy tale was created by French author Charles Perrault.

Movie director and producer Tim Burton is known for his dark and quirky-themed movies. Some films he has directed included "Batman Returns", "Big Fish", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Sleepy Hollow".

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    Cheryl Savala
    Feb 17, 2010

    I think I just died and went to heaven!

    Denise Hoglund
    Jan 28, 2010

    On Wednesday January 27, 2010 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson would have been 178 years old being he was born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury Cheshire England UK. His Novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass were written by a lecturer author of mathematics pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Brilliant Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter transports us back to our youth our imagination is ignited through the directing expertise of Tim Burton an outstanding artist. Thank you Disney Enterprises, Michael Kutsche Tim Burton for adorning this site with your imaginative Concept Art, incredible Images and thorough Character Descriptions of Magnificent Helena Bonham Carter The Red Queen regal wide eyed full of pride justified, Realist Anne Hathaway becomes a beautiful White Queen royally portrayed with dignity. Tim Burton gathers all of our childhood character favorites they actually come alive thru incredible 3D animation and voices provided by Stephen Fry The Cheshire Cat permanent grin meow, Michael Sheen The White Rabbit on time, Christopher Lee The Jabberwock scary villain, Crispin Glover The Knave of Hearts tall martial element calming to the Red Queen, Alan Rickman The Caterpillar blue and all knowing, Matt Lucas Tweedledee/Tweedledum twins with a nice sense of humor, Timothy Spall the Bloodhound nose to the ground all loyal lovable 3D creatures. Magical Mia Wasikowska Alice Kinsley, sips tea with intriguing Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter character surrounded by his best 3D friends March Hare Paul Whitehouse (voice), Dormouse Barbara Windsor (voice), perhaps Dodo Michael Gough (voice), will be there. Mystical Helena Bonham Carter the Red Queen royally conducts court with courtiers of course, henchmen, stable hands all present and accounted for. Johnny Depp the Mad Hatter performs brilliantly for the 7th time under the direction of Tim Burton Helena Bonham for the 6th time practice makes perfect. Screenplay by Linda Woolverton, alternate name Alice in Wonderland novel by pseudonym Lewis Carroll died January 14, 1898 he was 66 and thru his novels is alive and forever young thanks to Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Tim Burton Johnny Depp Helena Bonham Carter Christopher Lee bravo generational 178 years young. Dodgson A Poem by Denise Hoglund Congratulations Avril Lavigne, other musicians and Danny Elfman for your musical artistic talents participating in the soundtrack development of Alice in Wonderland your efforts will reap a supreme reward as listeners we are delighted thankful indeed.

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