alice-in-wonderlandWalt Disney Pictures has confirmed today that Danny Elfman will be returning to score the upcoming fantasy adventure sequel Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass. The film is directed by James Bobin (The MuppetsMuppets Most Wanted) and stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Ed Speleer and Sacha Baron Cohen. The movie’s voice cast includes Stephen Fry, Toby Jones, Alan Rickman, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Paul Whitehouse and Barbara Windsor. The sequel revisits Lewis Carroll’s stories with an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland – and back in Time. Linda Woolverton (Maleficent, The Lion King) has written the screenplay. Joe Roth (Maleficent, Snow White and the Huntsman, Oz the Great and Powerful), Jennifer Todd & Suzanne Todd (Memento, Austin Powers) are producing the project. Tim Burton (Batman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) who directed and collaborated with Elfman on the 2010 original film also serves as a producer. Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass is set to be released on March 27, 2016 by Walt Disney Pictures.

Also coming up for Elfman is Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, Mike Flanagan’s Somnia (co-scored with The Newton Brothers) and the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey.

  1. tiago says:

    Great news! I was imagining that Christophe Beck would score this, since he scored the last films of the director. But Elfman was a better choice, the first Alice in Wonderland is one of his best.

  2. Didn’t think much of the movie, but a splendid Elfman score. Glad he’s back.