Posts Tagged ‘RHI Entertainment’

The Phantom Premieres On Syfy In June

May 5, 2010

THE Syfy Channel’s original four-hour movie event The Phantom, produced by Muse Entertainment and distributed by RHI Entertainment, will premiere on Sunday, June 20th, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. EST/PST. In the Father’s Day broadcast, The Phantom’s iconic ring is passed from father to son in an all-new, updated adventure for the legendary character.

Ryan Carnes (Desperate Housewives, Doctor Who) stars as The Phantom and his alter ego Kit Walker in this re-imaginated version of the classic comic book transported to present day. Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet) guest-stars in a villainous turn as Lithia, the head of an experimental mind control program. Also starring are Sandrine Holt (24, The L Word) as The Phantom’s trusted advisor, Guran, and Cameron Goodman as Walker’s love interest, Renny.

A favorite costumed hero for nearly 75 years, “The Phantom,” created by Lee Falk, relies on his wits, physical strength and skill with weapons over superhuman powers. In this contemporary version, directed by Paolo Barzman (The Last Templar), young Kit Walker survives an attempt on his life, but his mother’s life is lost. Flash forward nearly 20 years and Kit, raised by loving adoptive parents, is now a young law student who, unbeknownst to him, is next in line to become The Phantom, a role passed down from generation to generation in his family since the 1500’s. Hoping to stop the ascension of the next Phantom, the notorious and deadly Singh crime syndicate sets a plan in motion to kill Kit and simultaneously start an international war.

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Alice – The Syfy Channel’s Winter Wonderland

October 8, 2009

THE Syfy Channel’s contemporary re-imagined spin on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will premiere on Sunday, December 6th @ 9-11 p.m. EST/PST and air over two consecutive nights. In this modern day spin on the classic stories by Lewis Carroll, Academy Award-winner Kathy Bates (Misery) stars as the Queen of Hearts and Caterina Scorsone (Crash television series) as Alice.

Kathy Bates (as the Queen of Hearts) and Colm Meaney (as the King of Hearts) in The Syfy Channel's Alice. Photo by James Dittiger and copyright of The Syfy Channel

Kathy Bates (as the Queen of Hearts) and Colm Meaney (as the King of Hearts) in The Syfy Channel's Alice. Photo by James Dittiger and copyright of The Syfy Channel

Rounding out the stellar cast are Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show) as Dodo, Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) as the King of Hearts, Philip Winchester (Crusoe) as Jack Chase, Matt Frewer (Watchmen) as the White Knight, Andrew Lee Potts (Primeval) as Hatter, Harry Dean Stanton (Big Love) as the Caterpillar, Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica) as 9 of Clubs, Timothy Webber (Taken) as Carpenter, Alex Diakun (Sanctuary) as Ratcatcher, Zak Santiago (Kingdom Hospital) as 10 of Clubs, and Eugene Lipinski (Animorphs) as Doctors Dee and Dum,

For this re-imagined adaptation, writer/director Nick Willing mines the bizarre ingenuity and twisted logic of Lewis Carroll’s work to create a daringly different, boldly colorful and delightfully skewed dreamscape of his own. Willing also directed the record-breaking, Emmy-winning miniseries Tin Man for Syfy in 2007. Serving as Executive Producers for this ambitious new event are Matthew O’Connor and Lisa Richardson from Reunion Pictures, Jamie Brown from Studio Eight and RHI Entertainment’s Robert Halmi and Robert Halmi, Jr.

Danger and adventure await The White Knight (Matt Frewer), Alice (Caterina Scorsone) and The Hatter (Andrew Lee Potts) in Wonderland. Photo by James Dittiger and copyright of The Syfy Channel

Danger and adventure await The White Knight (Matt Frewer), Alice (Caterina Scorsone) and The Hatter (Andrew Lee Potts) in Wonderland. Photo by James Dittiger and copyright of The Syfy Channel

Using the classic Lewis Carroll books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass as a jumping off point, writer/director Nick Willing has created the modern-day story of Alice Hamilton, a fiercely independent twenty-something who suddenly finds herself on the other side of a looking glass. She is a stranger in an outlandish city of twisted towers and casinos built out of playing cards, all under the rule of a deliciously devilish Queen who’s not very happy about Alice’s arrival.

As noted above, photos by James Dittiger and copyright of The Syfy Channel, so please no unauthorized copying or duplicating of any kind. Thanks!