In a world where every successful film (successful here meaning it made a lot of money) immediately gets a sequel, it’s not surprising that Disney has chosen to capitalize on Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.” The 2010 film starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, and Alan Rickman, made over a billion dollars worldwide.
And even though Linda Woolverton is again providing the screenplay for the sequel, Tim Burton will not be directing this time around. Instead, Disney has waded in their large pool of directors and come up with a familiar name.
James Bobin is in talks to direct the sequel to “Alice in Wonderland,” currently titled “Into the Looking Glass.” The sequel will also be based on Lewis Carroll’s 19th century works.
Bobin is most well known for his 2011 film “The Muppets” in which he revived the classic Jim Henson characters. He is also directing the sequel to “The Muppets” called “The Muppets… Again!” out next year.
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