The Kidd here...
Considering the billion dollars in box office that the first ALICE IN WONDERLAND did for Disney, it's a bit of a surprise it's taken nearly two years for The Mouse to choose to start moving forward on a sequel. I guess they wanted to get the wheels in motion on the Broadway musical version first (yes, that's really happening).
But now it's full steam ahead with development for ALICE IN WONDERLAND 2 with Linda Woolverton, who penned the first film, being brought back to write the screenplay for the follow-up, according to Variety. Woolverton is most likely going to have to start fresh on story, as the first film used up a lot of Lewis Carroll's ideas from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, but it appears that there's at least a framework for the sequel at this point in order to get the ball rolling. What there isn't though is a commitment from Tim Burton to direct once more. Perhaps that ship has sailed though after Burton turned out one of his better works in some time this year with FRANKENWEENIE. Then again, that film didn't perform nearly as well at the box office as ALICE, so he might be tempted back into WONDERLAND just for that taste of success.
Of course that's all speculation one way or the other... but the sure fire thing that is happening is that Mia Wasikowska will be heading down the rabbit hole once again.
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