Tim Burton won't make 'Alice' sequel

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A 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world she previously explored in Tim Burton's continuation of the childhood adventure. Starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter.
November 23rd, 2010

Tim Burton has ruled out an 'Alice in Wonderland' sequel.

While the director admitted the ambiguous ending of the film - starring his frequent collaborator Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter - has left the story open to a sequel, he thinks it would be a bad idea to continue the story in a new movie.

He told MTV News: "That's what the material does to me, it leaves it open for you. It's kind of like dreams. It leaves it open, as it should, for interpretation.

"It's like I got a lot of pressure to do a sequel to Nightmare Before Christmas, and I just didn't want to do that, because some movies should just be left alone. I think it keeps their kind of spirit intact in a way."

The eccentric director also revealed he is grateful to the studio Disney for not putting pressure on him to return to his re-imagining of the classic tale.

He explained: "That was smart of them. They saw that it was kind of its own thing. They didn't push for it at all, which I thought was really amazing, and smart, and right."

Although Tim will not make another 'Alice in Wonderland' movie, he is currently in talks to turn the story into a Broadway show.

He said: I'm talking to them about that just because there was a seedling of an idea that I thought was interesting. I don't know how far it will go, but it's something. I've always kind of wanted to do something live onstage. I'm just going to explore it and see what happens.