Back in 2010 – during the height of the post-“Avatar” green screen Renaissance – Disney released a live-action adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” starring Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp. Directed by Tim Burton, the film was a darkly psychedelic trip through Wonderland. The film was visually stunning but deeply divisive among both critics and audiences.
But love it or hate it – or have no strong feelings about it one way or the other – the movie made over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. So it shouldn”t be a surprise that Disney is going back for a second helping, especially considering the recent success of their live-action “Cinderella.”
Today at the annual Disney Expo, the teaser posters were unveiled for 2016″s “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”
According to IMDB, Linda Wolverton returns as the screenwriter but Tim Burton has not. James Bobin (“Muppets Most Wanted”) steps into the director”s chair. Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter are returning to their previous roles.
“Alice Through The Looking Glass” hits theaters on May 27, 2016.