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. Continue reading
Mia Wasikowska, most known for starring in the Tim Burton adaptation Alice in Wonderland, has confirmed that she will star in the big-screen adaptation of Robyn Davidson’s memoir Tracks. The King’s Speech duo Emile Sherman and Iain Canning will produce the film through their See-Saw Films banner and John Curran (The Painted Veil) will direct the indie drama.
Tracks tells the story of author Robyn Davidson, a young woman who traveled more than 1,678 miles through the Australian desert in 1977. Sherman and Canning said they feel Curran will be able to tell the story in an effective way.
“John is an incredibly talented filmmaker and we feel the story of one woman, transforming her life by attempting the impossible, is both universal and timely,” Sherman and Canning said.
Davidson was celebrated internationally as “The Camel Lady,” according to Variety. Her journey, which included the company of four camels and a dog, was documented by photographer Rick Smolan for National Geographic.
Read the official summary below:
A cult classic with an ever-growing audience, Tracks is the brilliantly written and frequently hilarious account of a young woman’s odyssey through the deserts of Australia, with no one but her dog and four camels as companions. Davidson emerges as a heroine who combines extraordinary courage with exquisite sensitivity. One map.”
No word yet on who else will star in the adaptation or a projected release date.
Mia Wasikowska of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland fame will star opposite Jesse Eisenberg the award-winning star of The Social Network in The Double, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
This film is being directed by Richard Ayoade; from TV comedy shows The IT Crowd and The Mighty Boosh. Ayoade who wrote the script with Avi Korine, draws this story from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel of the same name. While the Russian novelist is not known for his humor, and more for being one of the greatest and most influential Russian writers of the 19th century; having written the popular classic Crime and Punishment; the film adaptation is being billed as a comedy.