Redo of 1970s adult musical a tribute to Ken Russell
A remake of the 1970s cult musical film “Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy” is moving ahead as a posthumous tribute to controversial British filmmaker Ken Russell with cooperation from his wife, producer Renaissance Media Entertainment said.
The new “Alice” was penned by Bill Osco and Russell, who died last month during final revisions of the script. He was planning to direct the loose interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s classic in 2012.
Oscar-nominated director was known for “Women in Love,” which earned Glenda Jackson an Oscar.
The original adult film produced by Osco was made for $500,000 in 1976 and went on to gross close to $100 million at the box office.
Renaissance said Russell’s wife Elize Tribble will assist with the project, which continues to seek funding, and a director.
Russell’s other films include “Tommy,” “The Devil,” “The Boyfriend,” “Lair of the White Worm,” “Crimes of Passion” and “Altered States.”