Malice in Wonderland footage online
The first footage has appeared for Malice in Wonderland has appeared online and I really am surprised. Why? Well it doesn't look as snappy and sharp as I thought it would.
It does lead me to believe that maybe this is a real early trailer that's been released before its time, I believe the film is heading through post production at the moment, so this footage hasn't seen the level of polishing that it deserves.
However the footage for Malice in Wonderland has made it online and you can see the line up of stars throughout it. I love the contemporary styling of it, some of the actor choices, and the slightly off beat look to it, and it's done the job just fine for me.
The film is a modern version of the Alice in Wonderland story but set in England, in the real world. It stars Maggie Grace as Alice, Danny Dyer as the White Rabbit, Nathaniel Parker as the King/Queen, and so on. You're really getting the idea now and the trailer does a far better job than reeling off the characters.
Have a look and let's see what you think about the modern remake of the story. I think it could be good although I have to worry a little about the editing and production values after seeing the trailer, and I hope that this is an early released one and not the official one which might just have a little more bite to it.
The footage/trailer comes through the excellent Quiet Earth, and they also carry a good synopsis of the film:
ALICE is an American Law student in London. Knocked down by a black cab, she wakes with amnesia in a world that’s a million miles from home - Wonderland.
We follow her adventures as she is dragged through an underworld filled with twisted individuals and the lowest low-lifes, by the enigmatic cab-driver WHITEY (The White Rabbit). She needs to find out who she is, where she’s from and use what wits she has left to get back home in one piece.
As her journey progresses she discovers nothing is what it seems, realizes that fate and life are terminally entwined, and finds true love lurking in the unlikeliest place
Here's the footage:
I like the fact that the footage/trailer isn't concentrating on a single big name and is spreading the screen time between the characters. It doesn't need to sell the story, but it does tell us that there's an interesting bunch of actors amongst that crowd and focuses on how the characters are mapped into the real world.