In case you missed all the hullabaloo, it was the Grammys on Monday night. So what does the biggest night of the year for American musicians and Kanye West’s favourite stage for embarrassing himself have to do with movies? Well, usually not much. But thanks to a new theme song sung by multiple award winner Pink, this year’s Grammys broadcast also saw the debut of a brand new trailer and featurette for Alice Through the Looking Glass.
I was very iffy on the first Tim Burton directed Alice In Wonderland, but based on what I’ve seen thus far – mostly the inclusion of Sacha Baron Cohen as the villainous Time, and The Muppets director James Bobin taking over helming duties – I’ve been a lot more optimistic about this sequel. That being said, this new trailer is really doing nothing for me, and it’s not helped by Pink’s overwrought cover of Jefferson Airplane’s trippy classic “White Rabbit”. Call me old-fashioned, but I’m just not digging the electro beats and funky effects.
You can check out the trailer below for yourself, as well as a featurette featuring Pink talking about her cover version as well as an undisclosed original song that she will also be contributing to the film’s soundtrack.
Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.
Alice Through the Looking Glass also stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. It is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016.
Last Updated: February 17, 2016