This new Alice in Wonderland movie will not be a remake of the old Disney movie. Linda Woolverton’s has written the script with the two Lewis Carroll books on mind but the story is completely new. The Disney magazine D23 reports that the plot will be about Alice’s return to Wonderland when she is 17 years old of age.Many lovable but queer characters like Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit, Red Queen, White Queen and of course Tweedledum and Tweedledee from the original books will be joining Alice in Wonderland or Underland as some say about this new setting.
Here’s Tim Burton’s words about Alice in the film:
“Alice had this adventure as a little girl and now she’s going back all these years later, it’s a bit overgrown, the topiaries aren’t as nicely cut as they once were. There’s a slightly haunted quality to Wonderland, even though it’s got strong elements of color.”
Alice’s journey in Wonderland will be kind of a rite of passage, where she will grow and discover herself and, in the end, her late father as well.
The part of Alice will be played by Mia Wasikowska. She is 19 years old and she was born in Australia. Tim Burton found her after an extensive search: “We met a lot of people, but she just had that certain kind of emotional roughness, standing her ground in a way that makes her kind of an older person but with a younger person’s mentality.”