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Sci Fi casts some of Alice's Wonderland

by Brad Trechak, posted Jun 8th 2009 9:02PM
Sci FiTV Squad already reported that the Sci Fi Channel (that won't be for much longer) is doing an Alice in Wonderland modern remake a la their previous Wizard of Oz remake, Tin Man. For those who didn't know, it's called Alice.

Well, they've done some casting and it turns out that Kathy Bates is the Queen of Hearts and Tim Curry is playing a character called Dodo (who in the original novel was a caricature of the author). Given his malevolent smile, I would think Curry would be better suited as the Cheshire Cat.

I'm surprised they didn't give the title character the surname of Liddell (instead they went with Hamilton). I can only surmise that they wanted to minimize any possibility of litigation.

Frankly it wouldn't surprise me if we learned at the end of the four hour mini-series that Alice was on a bad acid trip. That would be my adult interpretation of the novel.

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Awful another 1000 years in the future on a classic book.

June 09 2009 at 5:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Guess Who

SyFy? Jesus, has corporate group think made everyone stupid? You just know GE paid a huge chunk of change to "develop" this new name to rebrand the network.

He's one for free boys - NBC is now END BC. Where's my check?

June 08 2009 at 10:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Hopefully a significant portion of that huge chunk of change went to the website they bought the name from - Airlock Alpha, formerly SyFy Portal.

June 09 2009 at 3:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow, I have no interest in this mini-series. God forbid Sci Fi, or Syfy, or whatever actually made a science fiction movie.

June 08 2009 at 10:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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