Actor Johnny Depp, 46, will make a 15-hour visit to Japan next Monday, arriving in a private jet for the Japan premiere of Tim Burton's adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland," before flying back to Italy that night.
Depp, who plays the Mad Hatter in the 3D fantasy adventure, is busy with the filming of his next movie, so he can't stay longer. Also, private jets have to depart from Narita Airport before 10 p.m.
Depp will attend a press conference in Tokyo at 1 p.m., and is scheduled to attend an event for fans as well as greet the audience at the Japan premiere.
Released in the U.S. earlier this month and already chalking up more than $200 million in sales there, the movie is expected to do well in Japan, too, with some 15,000 tickets being pre-sold, even though it doesn't open in cinemas here until April 17.
The movie also features Mia Wasikowska, 20, as a 19-year-old Alice who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl. She reunites with her childhood friends and tries to put a stop to the Red Queen - played by Helena Bonham Carter, 43 - and her rein of terror.© Japan Today