WITH production just wrapped in Vancouver, B.C. on the upcoming four-hour miniseries Riverworld, the Sci Fi Channel has once again teamed up with RHI Entertainment and Reunion Pictures and begun shooting its next four-hour movie event entitled Alice. Having directed the record-breaking, Emmy award-winning miniseries Tin Man for Sci Fi in 2007, writer/director Nick Willing is back at the helm to put a new spin on the classic Lewis Carroll story Alice in Wonderland. Using Carroll's books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass as jumping off points, Willing has created the modern-day story of Alice Hamilton, a fiercely independent twentysomething who suddenly finds herself on the other side of the looking glass. She is a stranger in an outlandish city of twisted towers and casinos built out of playing cards, all under the rule of a deliciously devilish Queen of Hearts, who is not happy about Alice's arrival.
Academy Award winner Kathy Bates (Misery) stars as the Queen of Hearts and Caterina Scorsone (Crash TV series) plays Alice. Rounding out the cast is Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show) as Dodo, Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) as the King of Hearts, Philip Winchester (Crusoe) as Jack of Hearts, Matt Frewer (Watchmen) as the White Knight, Andrew-Lee Potts (Primeval TV series) as Hatter, Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica) as 9 of Clubs, Timothy Webber (Taken) as Carpenter, Alex Diakun (Sanctuary) as Ratcatcher, Zac Santiago (Kingdom Hospital) as 10 of Clubs and Eugene Lipinski (Animorphs TV series) as Doctors Dee and Dum. Alice is currently slated for a December 2009 premiere.