Malice in Wonderland theatrical playdate

Malice in Wonderland (2009)Magnet Releasing – the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures – has decided to put this updating of Alice In Wonderland in theatres [*See update below.]  for a limited platform release before its arrival on home video in May. Simon Fellows directed from a screenplay by Jayson Rothwell. Maggie Grace plays the modern Alice, who is knocked down by a London cab and wakes up in a version of Wonderland that looks suspiciously like contemporary London, with human characters like “Whitey” standing in for the familiar White Rabbit, and so forth. Danny Dyer, Matt King, and Nathaniel Parker fill out the cast. The theatrical distribution seems like a last-minute decision to cash in on Tim Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND, with little promotional push besides releasing the trail on Apple’s iTunes. Release date: April 16.
*UPDATE: Magnet Releasing’s use of the plural form “theatres” may be an exaggeration. Only a single theatre is screening the film: the Reading Cinemas Gas Lamp 15 in San Diego.

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