Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013
Celebrity Business Analyst released its opinion on the success of 'Alice in Wonderland', and whether the proposed sequel can be as successful as the original. Factors taken into account include the actors attached, the production company involved, and the story suggested. Celebrity Business Analyst’s analysis of the film and its upcoming sequel were inspired by a July 12 article in Slash Film entitled “Johnny Depp Nears ‘Alice in Wonderland 2’ Deal, Moves Company to Disney.”
The article on SlashFilm.com announced Johnny Depp’s decision to move forward in pursuing a sequel to 2010’s 'Alice in Wonderland' with his production company, Infinitum Nihil. Depp, who starred in this summer’s 'The Lone Ranger' from Disney, has been under fire for the film’s poor box office figures. Given its budget and total income thus far, the film stands to lose over $150 million. Despite this failure, Disney is going ahead with Depp and his pursuit of the sequel. Though the film is still only being discussed, the original film’s production team is set to reappear, which includes Depp in the role of the Mad Hatter. Though no other cast members have confirmed involvement, the project has been assigned a director and is set to move forward. Apart from Depp’s most recent role in The Lone Ranger, Depp has worked with Disney on the wildly successful 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise.
Johnny Depp’s role as the Mad Hatter in 2010’s 'Alice in Wonderland' was well-received. The film was also praised for its cinematography and its original twist on a classic story. The original film was reported to have a budget of $200 million, but brought in over $1 billion worldwide, exceeding its budget by over $800 million. Given the success of the first film, a second film may be a wise decision both on the part of Disney and Depp’s production company. 'Alice in Wonderland' was a success both with child and adult audiences, offering entertainment for a vast age group, and is still offered on satellite television, three years after its release.
Celebrity Business Analyst’s released the following statement in response to plans for a sequel to Alice in Wonderland:
“The film’s success will undoubtedly hinge on the availability of the original cast. Mia Wasikowska, as Alice, would need to return to the franchise to maintain the wide fan base characteristic of the first movie. However, the greatest challenge to the film’s success lies in the failure of Tim Burton to return as director. Burton’s distinct directing and cinematography style were fundamental in bringing Alice in Wonderland to life. Changing directors may prove detrimental for the sequel’s success. Though the film certainly has the funds with Disney and Depp’s production company at its back, its financial success is heavily reliant upon the return of the originality and expert storytelling displayed in the first film.”
CelebrityBusinessAnalyst.com researched the success of the first 'Alice in Wonderland', analyzing which factors were ultimately responsible for its acclaim, and whether they will play a role in the success of its planned sequel. One of these factors include the presence of Tim Burton as the film’s director—a presence that will not continue with the sequel. Even without Burton, the film could succeed, provided that the original cast return, and the script writing boasts a polished finish, aimed at a wide audience.
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