Produced by Gary Drevitch
LINE UP NOW FOR THE EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL AT SIZZLER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Some middle-school students in Wappingers Falls, NY, will be taking an early lunch this fall - at 9:36 a.m. This news, however, will not preclude us from complaining about Small Fellow being forced to take lunch at 10:45 a.m. at his own public-school kindergarten this fall, an hour at which he normally is only interested in eating snot.
YOU DO NOT WANT TO MAKE THE MISTAKE OF TAKING THE KIDS TO THIS ONE
Sarah Michelle Gellar has signed to play the lead role in a new version of Alice in Wonderland - one with a refreshing, modern take on Lewis Carroll's classic:
It portrays Alice as a disturbed young woman consigned to a mental asylum following the death of her parents. She returns to Wonderland and encounters all the old characters, from the Mad Hatter to the Queen Of Hearts. But Wonderland is now a dark and threatening world and she must battle to escape alive, wiping out baddies with razor-sharp playing cards, exploding Jack-in-the-boxes and deadly croquet mallets .... Alice will be directed by Marcus Nispel, who was behind the recent remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
We would have loved to have sat in on that pitch meeting: "OK, for this project, think 'Buffy, the White Rabbit Slayer' or 'The Wonderland Razor-Sharp Playing Card Massacre.' It'll make $200 million domestic. Guaranteed."
June 21, 2005 | Permalink |
The comments to this entry are closed.