Ted Field’s Radar Pictures purchased the rights to the video game and will base the TV adaptation on Lewis Carroll’s literary classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Hayter who is best known for penning the likes of X-Men, X-Men 2, The Scorpion King, Netflix’s Warrior Nun and Watchmen is set to write and produce.
In a statement via The Hollywood Reporter, Hayter said, “American McGee’s Alice and Alice: Madness Returns game series is a groundbreaking reimagining of the classic tale. It takes you into the heart of a corrupted Wonderland and throws light into shadowy corners the world has never seen. I am beyond excited to bring this world of madness and wonder to a global audience.”
As of now, no streaming platform or broadcaster has acquired the series which is currently in development. The TV adaptation will commence after Alice returns from the trip through the Looking-Glass, her house is burnt down and her parents have died in the fire. Alice is the only survivor of the terrible accident. After repeated attempts at suicide, she gets locked up inside a mental institution and is slowly wasting away there before she is summoned to Wonderland again by the White Rabbit.
This time, however, it’s a Wonderland gone seriously bad and gory. The only chance for Alice to restore her peace of mind and find out more about the death of her parents is to fight through Wonderland and free it from the evil powers.
McGee stated, “David Hayter brings imagination, experience, and stealth sneaking skills gained through successful missions in film, TV, and video games – a unique combination sure to make this adventure into Wonderland a successful one for the franchise and the fans. I am excited to be working with him and know the Alice fans will welcome him with mad affection.”
The upcoming drama series continues to showcase EA’s expansion in the video games market by delving into TV. The series will be executive produced by Radar Picture’s Field, who also produced the Riddick franchise, The Last Samurai, the Jumanji franchise, and Netflix’s upcoming The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.