— by ALEXA MILAN —
Fans of “Alice in Wonderland” won’t have to wait until Tim Burton’s adaptation is released in March for a new version of the classic story thanks to a new mini-series on the Syfy Channel.
In “Alice,” the modern reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass,” independent 20-something Alice Hamilton (Caterina Scorsone) finds herself in an odd, twisted world on the other side of the looking glass. She lands in a city where everything is built out of cards and ruled by the evil and vindictive Queen of Hearts (Kathy Bates).
In order to save the whimsical world she’s found herself in, she joins forces with resistance fighters Dodo (Tim Curry) and Hatter (Andrew-Lee Potts) and goes on a life-changing adventure she’ll never forget.
“Alice” is written and directed by Nick Willing, the man behind 2007’s “Tin Man,” Syfy’s other reimaging of a classic tale, “The Wizard of Oz.” I never saw “Tin Man” but I heard good things about it, and “Alice” looks like it could be an interesting alternative to the onslaught of made-for-TV holiday films currently clogging the airwaves.
“Alice” will air in two parts at 9 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7.
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