Disney officially announced today that Johnny Depp will star as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
It was also revealed Burton is shooting the film in 3-D.
The film is based, naturally, on the Lewis Carroll classic “Alice in Wonderland,” and will combine performance-capture imagery, similar to Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf, with live-action footage.
Depp is joining previously cast actors Mia Wasikowska (as Alice) and Matt Lucas. Disney has set a release date of March 5, 2010.