In a new project by streaming giant Netflix, the company is looking to merge two of the most iconic children’s fables of all time, “Alice in Wonderland” and the “Wizard of Oz,” into one unique and enchanting story.
According to a new report by Geek Tyrant, the new project is being called “Dorothy & Alice,” and the crossover will see the two characters team up for a “fantasy adventure epic.” The story will follow Dorothy, who is sent to a home for girls after experiencing terrible nightmares, which is where she meets Alice.
Collider reports that Netflix has already hired Anna Klassen to write the script, which was previously worked on by Justin Merz (Disney’s “Rose Red”).
The Cheshire Cat is out of the bag: I’m writing DOROTHY & ALICE for @Netflix, a fantasy adventure epic. I grew up reading these books & this project has been endlessly fun to craft – to reinvent treasured characters and explore the worlds I wanted to inhabit as a kid. pic.twitter.com/oaythAz4ae
— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) April 5, 2019
The writer confirmed the news of her involvement with the project in a tweet saying, “The Cheshire Cat is out of the bag. I’m writing DOROTHY & ALICE for @Netflix, a fantasy adventure epic. I grew up reading these books & this project has been endlessly fun to craft — to reinvent treasured characters and explore the worlds I wanted to inhabit as a kid.”
It’s been reported that the plot for the new film has changed and the story will be taken in a “different direction” by Klassen. What that direction means for the film is unknown. Below is a look at the synopsis from the original script by Justin Merz:
The original script found Dorothy Gale haunted by nightmares of Oz’s impending destruction. Sent to a home for others like her who experience troubling, vivid dreams, she soon befriends Alice, a mysterious girl who involves her in a perilous quest to not only save the worlds of imagination, but the world as we know it.