Disney has released a trippy new trailer for Alice Through the Looking Glass. The Alice in Wonderland sequel, which sees the return of Mia Wasikowska as our 19-year-old heroine Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, will be directed this time around by Flight of the Conchords helmer and creator James Bobin (Muppets Most Wanted).
Bobin recently spoke to CinemaBlend about Tim Burton’s influence on the movie sequel (Burton directed the first film) and revealed that he took the opportunity to use the world created by Burton while trying to mix into it the work of legendary Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrator, John Tenniel.
“I hope the film is a combination of Tim’s great work in the first one, in terms of creating the universe and look to a degree, but also … Alice in England is a huge deal, I mean, obviously everyone in England has that book. Your grandparents have it, your parents have it, you have it. Everyone has it. You know it really well. And so, my experience of that was far more from the book in terms of the illustrations by John Tenniel, so I also knew of that world. I want to bring a bit of that to it.”
Now, check out the new trailer:
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 Through the Looking Glass also stars Helena Bonham-Carter, Anne Hathaway, Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones, Alan Rickman, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Paul Whitehouse, Barbara Windsor, Rhys Ifans as Zanik Hightopp, the Mad Hatter’s father and Sacha Baron Cohen as the movie's villain, Time.
Produced by Tim Burton, the movie will be right on time for a May 27 release.