The clock is ticking and Alice must find a way to save Mad Hatter before her time is up.
After releasing several teaser videos, Disney has finally released the first official trailer of “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, the follow-up to Tim Burton‘s 2010 fantasy film “Alice in Wonderland“.
Australian actress Mia Wasikowska is returning to the sequel as Alice for another round of tea party with Johnny Depp‘s Mad Hatter. But this time around, we will find her racing against time to make things right again.
Burton did not return to the director’s chair, but he still serves as the producer of the sequel. As such, his aesthetic flair is still fairly visible in the feature, even though James Robin is directing it with “his own unique vision”.
The film is once again written by Linda Woolverton and based on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”, “Through the Looking-Glass”, and “What Alice Found There”. It was revealed during Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California that it will see Alice returning to Wonderland and discovering that “things are going very wrong”.
Alice is forced to turn to Time (played by Sacha Baron Cohen, of “Borat” and “Les Misérables” fame), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock, for help as the Mad Hatter is “growing darker”. The titular heroine has been warned that she will not be able to win in a race against time and change the past, but she winds up going on a time travel adventure to prevent the loss of her friend.
While Alice travels back in time to the Underland, she will encounter younger versions of “the characters we know and love”. As a result, there will be some exploration into exactly how these characters came to be as we know them.
Besides Cohen, joining the cast anew is Rhys Ifans, who will play Zanik Hightopp aka the Mad Hatter’s father. Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter will reprise their respective roles as the White Queen and the Red Queen.
Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Paul Whitehouse, and Barbara Windsor are also returning to voice their respective roles. Toby Jones has been hired to voice a new character named “Wilkins”.
“Alice Through The Looking Glass” is currently slated for release on 27th May 2016.
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