Tim Burton is going to direct a version of the Alice in Wonderland stories and work will begin in 2008, according to an interview on scifi.com, commenting
“The stories are like drugs for children, you know?…It’s like, ‘Whoa, man.’ The imagery, they’ve never quite nailed making it compelling as a full story. So I think it’s an interesting challenge to direct.”
Burton is one of the few directors who I think can do justice to the rational irrationality of the books and keep his head whilst giving a boatload of weirdness. Above all, this will be about the story and its wonder.