Tonight Disney have released a first look trailer for their sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass. Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office in 2010, and caused Disney some headaches with UK cinemas who boycotted the film temporarily over a DVD & Blu-ray release window.
Can the sequel achieve such a huge haul at the box office? We will find out next year, but could it be Burton’s directorial skills that helped the first film become such a hit? Burton is producing the sequel, with the directing reigns being handed to James Bobin (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted), but the cast are all back for some fun.
The first trailer shows plenty of good stuff, and Johnny Depp looks mad as ever as The Mad Hatter, who in the film has to be rescued by Alice (Mia Wasikowska).
The trailer does a good job at promoting the film, but time will tell if it can be as successful as Burton’s film.
Alice Through the Looking Glass is directed by James Bobin, produced by Tim Burton and written by Linda Woolverton. The cast includes Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Ed Speelers, and the voices of Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman, Toby Jones, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Paul Whitehouse, and Barbara Windsor.
The film arrives in UK cinemas 27th May 2016.
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.
Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out. Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” opens in UK cinemas on May 27, 2016.