Even though received with rather lukewarm reviews by critics, Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” for Disney turned out to be a smashing box office hit. The movie studio is now busily working on a sequel.Considering how much money the 2010 film made, it’s a wonder it took Disney so long to get started on a follow-up, if you think about it.
Variety confirms that a script for the sequel is being written as we speak.
“Mouse House stalwart Linda Woolverton is penning a sequel to Tim Burton's ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ the 2010 hit that starred Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter,” the e-zine says.
“Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd would return as producers,” adds the same media outlet.
For the time being, these are all the details available on the project. Whether any of the old cast, leading man Johnny Depp or director Tim Burton will return is yet to be determined.
Depp is also working with Disney on a modern take on Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel “Don Quixote,” as I also informed you a couple of days ago.