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'Alice in Wonderland' Officially Getting the Sequel You Knew It Would Get

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With Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland bringing in over a billion dollars and proving even the most pallid Johnny Depp to be a box office draw, Disney is finally getting on with their fiscal responsibility to making this thing into a franchise.

An Alice musical already in the works as a less horrific alternative to Pan's Labyrinth: Live!, the studio has now hired on a writer to return Alice through the looking glass and back into international and domestic markets, reports Variety. Hired for this task: Linda Woolverton, a Disney veteran who wrote the first Alice as well as Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and the upcoming Maleficent. The participation of Burton, Wasikowska, and posterboy Depp isn't officially confirmed but should be assumed unless you can make a case where Depp wouldn't put on makeup and eccentric clothes.

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