"When the day becomes the night and the sky becomes the sea, when the clock strikes heavy and there's no time for tea, when in our darkest hour before my final rhyme, she will come back home to Wonderland and turn back the hands of time". Not the words of Lewis Carroll, but it is nevertheless the centrepiece narration for this first glimpse of Alice Through The Looking Glass.
Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen, Toby Jones, Anne Hathaway and Alan Rickman are all returning, with the addition this time of Sacha Baron Cohen (The Dictator) as a creature of shifting morality called Time. Also on hand is Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) as Zanik Hightopp, the Mad Hatter's father. No such character appears in the original books, but any priority along those lines is a distant memory at this point.
Alice Through The Looking Glass is produced by Joe Roth (Alice In Wonderland), with a screenplay once again by Linda Wolverton.
Alice Through The Looking Glass arrives in the UK 27 May next year.