Comic Con 2009 Footage of 'Alice in Wonderland' a Semi-Trailer

'[It's] a kind of a semi-trailer. It's where we're at at the moment,' director Tim Burton confesses when asked about the 'Alice in Wonderland' footage he will show at San Diego Comic Con 2009.

AceShowbiz - During forthcoming "Alice in Wonderland" presentation at San Diego Comic Con 2009, director Tim Burton will present a footage from the 3-D re-imagining project in the form of a "semi-trailer". Revealing the matter to MTV News, the Golden Globe-winning helmer spilled, "[It's] a kind of a semi-trailer. It's where we're at at the moment. There's not a lot of footage to show."

The man behind "Sweeney Todd" further explained the reason why he is only able to show the semi-trailer. "It's a strange process we're dealing with," he shared. "We're using a mix of techniques. If you picked them apart, each technique has been done before. We're mixing them up, in a way. I wish we had more footage to show. It's a real mysterious puzzle that's frightening and exciting at the same time."

Beside providing details for the Comic Con 2009 panel, Burton also gave a little inside information of the movie. "The thing about it is it's a series of stories," he said. "For me that's always been a problem with the movie versions of it. It's always been a girl going from one weird adventure to another, and for me it didn't have much of an impact in the versions I'd seen before. Everyone's crazy. We tried to take the 'Alice' mythology and characters and make a story out of it and be true to the spirit of what 'Alice' is about."

He, in addition, opened up more on Johnny Depp's character, The Mad Hatter. "When you look at most interpretations, everything is pretty one-note," the 50-year-old detailed. "Everybody is crazy. With him, we are always trying to find a subtext and layer to it so it's rooted in humanity to some degree - something deeper than just being nuts."

Earlier, Entertainment Weekly has brought forth new photo from this movie which combines performance-capture imagery with live-action footage. It sees Mia Wasikowska's Alice, who is transferred once again to Wonderland without having any recollection of her being there 10 years before, exploring the lush garden.

The story of "Alice in Wonderland" has been modernized by Linda Woolverton and will follow the now 17-year-old Alice. It is expected to hit U.S. theaters on March 5, 2010. First ever footage of this film will be debuted at San Diego Comic Con 2009 during Disney's 3D panel on Thursday, July 23, morning.

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