James Bobin Early Talks Direct 'Alice

'Into the Looking Glass'

“The Muppets” director James Bobin is in early talks with Disney to helm its sequel to “Alice in Wonderland.”

Bobin is currently lensing the Mouse House’s “The Muppets … Again!”

Linda Woolverton is penning the script for the sequel to Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” the 2010 hit that starred Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. The 3D film went on to earn $1 billion worldwide and scored Oscars for art direction and costume design. Working title is “Into the Looking Glass.”

Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd would return as producers.

Disney’s first “Alice” pic is already is being developed as a musical by Disney Theatrical Prods, with Rob Ashford set to direct based on a script that Woolverton also wrote. Stage version will follow the plot of the “Alice” movie.

The “Alice” sequel is the latest fantasy tale Disney is currently lensing or developing along with big budget fantasy tales, including “Maleficent,” “Cinderella,” “Peter and the Starcatchers” and “Magic Kingdom” that feature characters found in its theme parks. “Oz the Great and Powerful” bowed in March.

Bobin’s credits include HBO’s TV musical series “Flight of the Conchords.”

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