Odeon to show Alice In Wonderland
Published 25/02/2010 | 12:39
Tim Burton's 3-D fantasy adventure Alice In Wonderland will be shown in Odeon cinemas after the chain agreed a deal with Disney.
Odeon said earlier this week the film would not be screened in its cinemas in the UK and Ireland, with other films taking priority.
Tim said: "I'm just glad it's resolved - we made it 3-D to be shown in the 3-D screens and so I'm just very happy and grateful, I'm just happy now, I have nothing more to say except happiness."
The agreement was announced on the same day that Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway will join the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall for the royal world premiere of the movie at an Odeon cinema in London's Leicester Square.
Odeon's stance was a response to Disney's plan to reduce the gap between the film's cinema debut and DVD release to around three months rather than the usual 17 weeks.
But Odeon said in a statement that it was "pleased to announce that, following detailed negotiations with the Walt Disney Company Ltd, an enduring agreement has been reached encompassing all the different aspects of both companies' commercial relationship.
"Odeon is pleased to announce that it will now be showing Alice In Wonderland beginning March 5 in its cinemas in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Portugal and Austria."
The movie features Depp as the Mad Hatter, Hathaway as the White Queen, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, Australian rising star Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Little Britain star Matt Lucas who plays Tweedledum and Tweedledee.