After trudging for years through the Dimension quagmire, the adaptation of EA’s bizarro vidgame
The flick is now set up at Universal (which is becoming quite a habitat for low-to-mid budget genre flicks) with Texas Chainsaw Massacre helmer Marcus Nispel using his mouse and WASD configuration to maneuver
The game, an outlandish extension of the trippy Lewis Carroll tale with darkly imaginative designs and wonky controls, was the brainchild of game guy American McGee, whose greatest (or perhaps only) talent may actually be transforming his name into an above-title brand. A story treatment was done years ago by Charlie’s Angels scribe John August, while writers Erich and Jon Hoeber turned out the full script. A pre-Cursed Wes Craven was long attached to direct, with Natalie Portman once on the wish list for the lead role.