After Tim Burton’s interpretation of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ lead the charge for Disney’s live-action remakes of their classic animated films and made over a billion dollars worldwide in 2010, it was pretty clear that we would be returning to this version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale somewhere down the line. Though it has taken a little longer than we anticipated back then, James Bobin has stepped in for ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ to show us a whole new side of Underland. And before the film drops just in time to kick off the summer movie season, we have a brand new trailer and some new pictures from the film so that we can catch up with Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and the rest of the gang.
Earlier this week, Walt Disney Pictures dropped a new trailer for the second chapter of Alice’s story that sees her return to her friends and even more adventures in Wonderland. But what Alice finds there are most certainly very troubling. You can check out the preview below followed by the official synopsis of the movie:
Alice Kingsleigh has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit, Absolem, the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter, who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.
If that wasn’t enough Underland for you, we have a few new stills from the film that show Wasikowska’s Alice encountering some old friends such as the Hatter and the Red Queen. We can also see that Bobin has stayed with the bright, vibrant aesthetic established by Burton’s film as the filmmaker dabbles in a largely CGI world for the first time. I’d imagine that it’s much more difficult than hanging out with the Muppets on set, so you be the judge of how the director did after these pictures:
What do you think about the latest looks at ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’? Are you excited to check out the follow-up to Tim Burton’s massive box office hit in a theater near you this summer? Let us know in the comments.
‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhys Ifans, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, and Timothy Spall goes down the rabbit hole on May 27, 2016.
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