Disney recently announced that they have begun planning a sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
The film, which was released in 2010, starred Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. The 3D film went on to earn $1 billion worldwide and scored Oscars for art direction and costume design.
The film ended up being a huge success for Disney as it not only was a box office success but has since spawned countless merch items that continue to sell very well.
Alice in Wonderland was inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. ” The plot for the sequel however, has not been revealed, though it is likely to be based on the book’s sequel, “Through the Looking-Glass,” in which Alice fleeing real-world pressures by returning to Wonderland.
Disney has hired Linda Woolverton to pen the screenplay. Woolverton already has a long standing relationship with Disney has she previously wrote screenplays for “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey,” and “Maleficent,” as well as contributing to animated films “Mulan” and “Aladdin.”
Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd would return as producers.
There is no word yet on a projected release date. It seems as though Disney is quite concerned these days with adapting big budget fantasy films as t hey are currently also working on Maleficent, Cinderella, Peter and the Starcatchers and Oz the Great and Powerful. The sequel to Alice in Wonderland will undoubtably do well financially for the studio, especially if members of the main cast return.