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McG for Alice in Wonderland?

Hasn't Hollywood Learned Yet?

By Robert T. Trate     September 19, 2012

The CW is jumping down the same rabbit hole as everyone else it seems. They are in development with McG (Terminator Salvation) and Chad Hodge (Playboy Club) for a contemporary take on Lewis Carroll classic book. Since “Alice in Wonderland” is in the public domain it seems ripe for the picking. It is also a highly bankable property after Tim Burton’s take in 2010 (third highest grossing film in the world that year). 

The premise places Alice as cop who has deal with a fantasy world that threatens are own. This alone sounds a lot like NBC’s Grimm and The Beauty and the Beast relaunch.

Mania will keep watching to see if this modern take on Carroll’s story actually comes to light.

Thanks to Chopsaki for the submission.


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ztigr 9/19/2012 7:16:45 AM

 Oh with McG attached you know it has to be good (rolls eyes)

monkeyfoot 9/19/2012 8:13:01 AM

Their premise sounds like the way SyFy channel would do it with their frequent adaptations. But I seem to recall they already did a re-do of Alice for a mini-series a few years ago.

Like I've said before, fairy tales are becoming like the new superhero adaptations. Fairy Tales have a built in familiarity just like big name comic book properties and they have the added bonus of being public domain.

ThrillerSam 9/19/2012 12:13:18 PM

 McG is a producer on Supernatural right? It's worked out ok. This sounds interesting to me. I didn't realize they were bringing back Beauty and the Beast. Loved that as a kid... but I also loved Manimal. LOL

7thGuest 9/19/2012 5:49:31 PM

Alice in Wonderland is my favorite book so I'll give this series a shot, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

trollman 9/19/2012 10:26:28 PM

editor please try to correct the grammer. My 9 yr old could do better than this.

"The premise places Alice as cop who has deal with a fantasy world that threatens are own."

should read

"The premise places Alice as a cop who has to deal with a fantasy world that threatens our own."

Really, "are own"?

millean 9/20/2012 8:38:30 AM

It acutally sounds a lot more like Once Upon A TIme, if you ask me.  Of course, I haven't seen Grimm or Beauty and the Beast, either.

This cood be cool.  And it could be really, really lame.  We'll see.

ashamel 9/23/2012 1:15:20 AM

 It sounds fairly awful, but I do like the new Nikita, which he helped with.



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