In 2010, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland grossed over a billion dollars worldwide. The film sparked a trend for studios to reimagine or reboot classic fairy tale stories, most of which we met with mixed results. But the most surprising thing about the new Alice in Wonderland was that there appeared to be no interest in a sequel for a film that turned out to be one of the highest grossing films of 2010.
Now it appears that Disney wants to revisit Wonderland once more and they have gotten Linda Woolverton, the film’s first writer, to pen the script. Though Burton’s film shared the same title, the film was kind of a sequel to the animated film.
Variety reports that Woolverton has just been hired to write the script and that Burton, Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp have not been approached to return. The likelihood that the sequel goes into development could very well depend on whether or not those three want to come back for one more go around. As for details to what the Wonderland sequel is about, that is being kept under wraps, although it could be a while before the project heads into development given that the three are very busy people.
Though Wonderland wasn’t a critically acclaimed film, it did speak to a certain audience and ended up being one of the top grossing films of 2010. Oh it also broke a few records in its opening weekend.
So are you interested in revisiting Wonderland? Could an Alice in Wonderland sequel exist without Burton, Wasikowska, and Depp?