I've never read a Dan Brown book and have only been marginally entertained by the movies made from them (the second of them being far better than the first, but still very flawed) and yet I'm still a fan enough of the treasure-hunter genre that I get a bit excited to hear details about the third book in the series. Sounds like Brown is taking some ideas from National Treasure (which, of course, took ideas from him) and having this book deal with Free Masons and the secret history of America.
Burton's Alice is a sequel
Some more details have been released about Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland movie. Apparently it's not a new adaptation at all; it's a sequel. That explains the older Alice, a factor I'd noticed, but dismissed as one of the numerous creative decisions Burton often makes that I end up scratching my head over. I'm glad there's a story reason for it.
In fact, I'm pretty thrilled with the sequel angle altogether. I'm skeptical that Lewis Carroll's Alice books are actually adaptable to film, but this I can get behind.
According to /Film:
(The movie) follows Alice, now 17 years old, as she escapes from a snooty party and follows a white rabbit down a hole, back to Wonderland. The White Rabbit is convinced that he has the right girl, the one who had visited the magical land ten years prior. But Alice doesn’t remember her past visit to Wonderland. The creatures of Wonderland are ready to revolt and are hoping/waiting for Alice to help them, but will she? Can she?More new pictures and details in the link.