When a film becomes a major hit, the usual thing in Hollywood is to get a sequel moving as fast as possible. However despite Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland making a billion at the box office, we haven’t heard anything about a follow-up – until now, that is.
Variety reports that Walt Disney Pictures is now moving ahead on a sequel to Alice in Wonderland, with original screenwriter Linda Woolverton returning to write the follow-up. There’s no news on whether Tim Burton intends to direct.
It’s likely it’s taken a while to get this going as no deals are in place guaranteeing the likes of Johnny Depp (Mad Hatter), Mia Wasikowska (Alice), Helena Bonham Carter (Red Queen), and Anne Hathaway (White Queen) will returns – and so getting them back may be difficult and incredibly costly. However it’s possible Woolverton has come up with a pitch that gets around this.