Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, otherwise known as Alice in Wonderland, is an 1865 novel by British author Lewis Carroll. In adaptations, it is commonly merged with its sequel novel, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, otherwise known as Though the Looking Glass (1871). The two novels were heavily referenced in Resident Evil. According to a commentary track for that film, Anderson instructed the actors to understand their roles by way of Wonderland characters, though would make the references less blatant in later drafts.
- The main character, Janus Prospero, uses the pseudonym "Alice" for her security job. In the final script neither name is said out loud, though Milla Jovovich is credited as "Alice" in the end credits. The AI security system which impedes the team's escape is the Queen. A counterpart AI known as White Queen was referenced in early scripts, but finally appeared in Resident Evil: Extinction. Spence takes on the role of the Cheshire Cat.
- Carroll's Red Queen would often bark "off with her head!" The first victim of the Red Queen's laser corridor was beheaded.
- The Arklay mansion featured at the start of the film is otherwise known as the "Looking Glass House", which Alice must pass through to get to The Hive, which takes the role of Wonderland.
- Lisa Addison is killed by an "Alice in Wonderland" paperweight.