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Alice in Wonderland Gets the Second-Rate Cockney Treatment

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | April 14, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | April 14, 2010 |

No, I don’t know if cockney if the form of English spoken by those in North East England, where Malice in Wonderland is set. Take it up with someone who gives a rat’s ass.

The trailer below is for Simon Fellow’s Malice in Wonderland, which was written by Fellow’s screenwriting collaborator, Jayson Rothwell. I actually dig the idea — a modern-day Alice in Wonderland, where the characters are thugs and hooligans — but the trailer doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence. Maggie Grace plays Alice. You know Grace from “Lost,” or, perhaps, from the posters above your bed.

Malice in Wonderland has already been released in the UK, where it racked up a whopping $2,000, which doesn’t say a lot for its chances stateside. It opens here on Friday, if by “here” you mean one theater in a seedy section of Los Angeles.

Still, we can marvel at the concept, and secretly wish that that someone else had attempted to execute it.

(H/T Firstshowing)

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