26 October 2009

Alice in Wonderland - Dream Come True For Michael Sheen

In an interview with Parade.com Michael Sheen has said that getting a role in Tim Burton's movie 'Alice In Wonderland' is a ''Dream come true''.

He is playing the role of the White Rabbit and he is happy to have found his "inner white fluffy animal" and so the role fits him perfectly. Michael was a huge fan of Lewis Carroll's book when he was growing up and is now exited about the movie.

He said: "I'm doing the White Rabbit in Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'. Everyone has an inner white fluffy animal, it's just a question of finding it before it's too late. The White Rabbit is such an iconic character that I didn't feel like I should break the mould too much, so I just sort of went with it.

"'Alice in Wonderland' was one of the first stories I truly loved when I was growing up. It had a huge impact on me and it's stayed with me ever since. So to be part of Tim Burton's version is just like a dream come true."

Talking about recognition Michael explained to Parade.com: "When audiences are not as aware of you personally, they just accept you as the character. I think it's quite tough for people like Tom Cruise to get beyond that because he's so familiar to people and they know so much about him. Funny enough, what attracted me to being an actor is that people don't see you, they see the character. Now, I'm afraid it's going to get progressively tougher for me, especially with 'New Moon' coming."

Michael is playing the powerful vampire Aro, the head of Volturi clan, in the upcoming movie of Twilight saga: New Moon.

"There's so much expectation about the sequel. People who are hooked on the stories have very definite ideas about the character from the second book. So it's a dilemma. You want to give them what they expect, what they want to see, but you also want to surprise them. My biggest concern has been that everyone would remember that I played a werewolf in Underworld. So it would be a stretch for me to become a vampire. But I just love Aro. I think he has a gentle side even though he's pretty scary. And I'm just very pleased to have a whole new generation of people I can scare."

02 October 2009

New Alice in Wonderland Computer Game - Looking Great

Disney Interactive has released this screenshot of a new Alice in Wonderland game in the making. This licensed computer game will be published at the same time as Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland movie in March 2010. The game's developer, a French computer game company Etranges-Libellules, will release this extremely interesting looking game for the PC, Wii and Nintendo DS. Disney will also release mobile games on the iPhone and iTouch later in the year.

The set up looks intriguing; why is the Mad Hatter in despair? Or is he sad? Where do these two paths lead to? And what is the White Rabbit up to?
The game will not be anything like the horror adventure game American McGee's Alice but will follow the new Burton's film plot in many ways. Alice and other Wonderland characters will fight against the Red Queen and try and return the newly named 'Underland' back into peaceful 'Wonderland'.

The scenery looks beautiful; I hope the whole game will feature this kind of carefully drawn scenes. I'm not a big gamer but I've enjoyed 'the Myst' and this scene reminds me of that game. I for one will be exited to explore it's surroundings when it hits the stores!