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Upcoming film: The Hunting of the Snark

In the very near future, an independent art house feature film called “The Hunting of the Snark” will be released. It is based on Lewis Carroll’s great nonsense poem.

The film makers have just released a trailer of the upcoming movie:

The description on their YouTube page tells us:

“The Hunting of the Snark is a feature film based on Lewis Carroll’s follow up to the Alice in Wonderland books. Set on a tropical island The Hunting of the Snark is a brilliant, wonderland mix of nonsense, twisted logic and surreal adventure. It also has at its core a powerful and emotional quest – the human search for meaning and an understanding of the universe. What is the Snark? Why is it so elusive?

The film stars Ramon Tikaram (Pennyworth, Game of Thrones) and Corinne Furman (Fisherman’s Friends One and All). Directed by Simon DaVison. It is an independent art house film.”

According to their fundraising page, they are telling the story of the poem, but with additional layers:

“It’s a Victorian expedition with steam punk technology to an island of the mind. An island inhabited by the flora and fauna of Carroll’s quirky imagination – Bread and butterflies, the Bandersnatch, thimbles and soap – Alice makes an appearance and so do many other Wonderland characters. There’s also weirder stuff like the ghost of Darwin and the inexplicable fossils of ancient monsters under their feet.”

Insects will be playing an important part in the film.

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