Chris Lebenzon and Colleen Atwood receive awards for ALICE IN WONDERLAND–congratulations! Next project, DARK SHADOWS!

Congratulations to editor Chris Lebenzon and costume designer Colleen Atwood; they were honored by their peers this week for their outstanding work on Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska as Alice. Chris Lebenzon won the ACE award for the best-edited feature film (comedy or musical). Colleen Atwood won the Costume Designers Guild award for excellence in Fantasy Film. No honor means more than the one voted by the members of one’s own profession; these gifted artists are acknowledged to be the best of the best in their chosen fields. Well done!

Chris Lebenzon and Colleen Atwood will reunite with director Tim Burton and Johnny Depp for Burton’s next project, Dark Shadows, due to start filming in May. Lebenzon recently told the Hollywood Reporter that the script for Dark Shadows is “terrific. They got it right.” The adaptation of the beloved ’60s gothic TV series is “a relationship movie. It’s a lot of interaction of characters, from past and present.”

Colleen Atwood is already working on Dark Shadows; on Tuesday, she told Elizabeth Snead of The Dish Rag: “I just had a fitting today, my first one, with Johnny, so I’m happy about that.” Ms. Atwood sounded excited about the film, promising that Dark Shadows will be “really good. It’s a funny script and I think people are going to really like it.” Snead reports that Ms. Atwood said Burton’s film version will be “as ‘campy’ as the original TV show.” Good!

The Zone thanks Theresa, SnoopyDances, Joni, and Emma for the news; you can read more on the Zone’s News & Views forum.

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