James Bobin, the director of ‘Through The Looking Glass’, says his sequel to 2010’s ‘Alice In Wonderland' will not be based on Lewis Carroll’s source novel of the same name.
The British director, who was talking to Yahoo about his new movie ‘Muppets Most Wanted’, explained that the sequel would contain the same characters as Tim Burton’s original film but with an entirely new setting and story.
[Andy Serkis directing live action 'Jungle Book']
“It’s more of a sequel to the first movie, than [an adaptation] of the book itself,” explains Bobin in our video above, “The book is quite a strange book. It’s great book, but I think the book is the context.”
“It’s rather like the first one. That had a new story too, and this one will also have a new story, featuring the character from before, but it’s a new world and it’s amazing.”
“I’m very excited about it.”
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Tim Burton’s 2010 ‘Alice In Wonderland’ was itself only loosely inspired by Lewis Carroll’s 1865 fantasy novel, it even incorporated elements from the 1871 follow-up book ‘Through The Looking-Glass’.
Burton’s 3D film generated over $1bn at the global box-office, so a sequel was inevitable.
Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, and Helena Bonham Carter are all set to reprise their roles in the film which is scheduled for release in May 27, 2016. Sacha Baron Cohen is also rumoured to be playing the sequel's villain.
'The Muppets Most Wanted' comes to UK cinemas this Friday, 28 March 2014.