After entrusting him with one of their highest-profile projects in The Muppets, Disney seems keen to keep working with Flight Of The Conchords director James Bobin. He’s already busy shooting The Muppets… Again! (which he co-wrote) and has now started taking meetings on Alice In Wonderland 2.
According to Variety, the film – working title Into The Looking Glass – is well on its way to the screen with original scriptwriter Linda Woolverton once more cranking out the drafts.
Tim Burton is obviously not returning this time, and it remains to be seen whether the Mouse House can snag Johnny Depp’s services (though The Wrap, in its own story, claims he's ready to don the Mad Hatter's bonce-topper again). But Bobin’s name is likely to carry some weight, so if he does make a deal, expect this one to pick up steam.
As for the story, that’s anyone’s guess right now. The first film dipped into both Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There, while also riffing on her further adventures, so who knows what Woolverton and the producers are planning? Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd are back again, and everyone involved will be hoping that this new Alice makes a similarly huge box office splash…
Before he can even think about making a deal, however, Bobin has to finish the Muppets sequel, due to be with us on March 21 next year.