The Odeon theatre chain over in the UK may have decided to give this film the cold shoulder but everyone else is looking forward to this Tim Button 3D extravaganza.
The reason for the UK’s Odeon decision is they don’t like the shorter release window for cinemas to show the film before it goes to Blu-ray and DVD. They are fearing this will cause lose of revenue for them and that this might become the norm.
Disney, who control the release, want to try out a 12 week theatrical release in order to lessen piracy and have chosen the UK as a place to try the theory out.
The large Odeon in Leicester Square, central London is however still the cinema where the Royal World Premiere will take place on Thursday February 25, 2010!
Disney has confirmed that there will be no US premiere. The world premiere is in the UK because it was mainly filmed in England, and Lewis Carroll was English. Disney had planned an equally big US premiere, however due to the cast being tied up with other projects it had become extremely difficult to pin everyone down to one date.
The official details…
From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary director Tim Burton comes an epic 3D fantasy adventure Alice In Wonderland, a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. Johnny Depp stars as the Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska as 19—year—old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter. Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. The all—star cast also includes Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Crispin Glover.
US and UK release March 5, 2010
Australia release March 4, 2010