All you fans out there who’ve been anxiously awaiting more news on the forever-in-development adaptation of American McGee’s Alice videogame can finally rest easy; it ain’t happening.
At least, not in the way it’s been discussed for the past few years. Sarah Michelle Gellar is no longer attached to the title role, Marcus Nispel is no longer directing, and Universal has washed its hands of it. So where does that leave the project? Back to zero, it would seem.
Producer Scott Faye spoke with Kotaku about the film recently and gave all the above updates along with the news that the film’s original scribes, Jon and Erich Hoeberand, are working on a new draft of the script as we speak. “I love the grown-up Alice in a horror story version of Wonderland,” Faye told the site, ”and knew instinctively that the project would have a commercial appeal easily discerned by the film studios because the character and mythology are so deeply ingrained into the collective psyche.”
And while all that may be true, it sure hasn’t helped speed up the film’s production at all, has it? Hopefully we’ll be hearing more on Alice in the near future!
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