Commentary by Michael J. Lee (January 15, 2008)|
Several years ago, it was made known that there would be a movie based on the video game Alice, a critically acclaimed re-invention of Alice in Wonderland that finds its heroine returning to a dark and sinister version of Wonderland as a young adult after her family is killed in a fire. Understandably affected and unhinged by both the events in the real world and her surreal adventures on the other side of the looking glass, Alice is now a disturbed individual. Director Marcus Nispel (2003's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Sarah Michelle Gellar have long been attached to the project, which has been floundering in development limbo since its inception.
While promoting her ensemble film The Air I Breathe (a fantastic story of intricately intersecting lives, in theaters January 25), Sarah gave us an update on Alice, reaffirming her commitment to the project and inspiring hope that this twisted fairy tale will make its way to the big screen. Here's what she had to say...
RadioFree.com: Are you still doing Alice?
SARAH: Hopefully. I mean, it's a passion project of mine. It's a story that I'd love to see. I'm fearful at this rate that I'm going to be the Queen of Hearts because I'm going to be too old to be Alice. [laughs] It's something I'd really like to see done. And unfortunately, it was the victim of regime change in the studio. And I'm not getting out. And contrary to what you may have read, it's still my project. [laughs] And I'm still working diligently. So to all those Alice fans, I'm not giving up. Because I believe there is such a beautiful, crazy, cool, twisted story to be told there. [jokes] And if I have to get down and write it myself one of these days, I may have to...
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