Highlighting Pink’s version of Jefferson Airplane’s psychedelic chestnut “White Rabbit” — and ending with a look at Humpty Dumpty and his sad fate — Disney’s new trailer for Alice Through the Looking Glass lends some ultramodern sheen to the classics. The new clip for the 3D movie (opening May 27) was included in a Facebook Live chat with star Johnny Depp and director James Bobin (the Muppets films). And for the record: Depp tells us that his favorite book is James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. In fact, he never leaves home without it, which somehow doesn’t surprise us.
Alice Through the Looking Glass is, of course, the follow-up to director Tim Burton’s 2010 Alice in Wonderland (Burton is on board as producer of the seque). In addition to Depp, the new film features most of the original’s cast, including Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter and the voices of Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and the late Alan Rickman. Linda Wolverton wrote the screenplay.
Among the newcomers is Sacha Baron Cohen, playing the part of half-human, half-clock Time. Depp, of course, is the Mad Hatter, and he looks just as dazzling as the first time around. Take a look and tell us what you think.