With Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland just a few months away, there’s a lot of renewed interest in Lewis Carroll’s classic fairy tale. One author who has long been fascinated with it is Frank Beddor, who crafted the series of novels collectively known as The Looking Glass Wars, a very different take on Alice’s story that takes the concept of Carroll being inspired by the true stories of Alyss Heart, the heir to the Wonderland throne he encounters when she escapes during a coup by the evil Redd. The popular novels have spawned spin-off games and graphic novels.
While appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America to promote the final book in the series “ArchEnemy,” Beddor was asked whether we might see the series brought to the big screen any time soon to which he replied: “I am working with the producer of ‘The Dark Knight’ Chuck Roven, so we’re putting it together, and it’s pretty exciting to think about it as a movie. It’s a really visual world so we’ll see,” and then added facetiously, “I’m just trying to get my neighbor Angelina Jolie to play her.” (He was cut off by the host so we’re not sure if he meant he wanted her to play Alyss or her arch-enemy Redd.
Beddor is already becoming very involved in Hollywood, as some might remember just a few days ago the L.A. Times reported on Beddor’s pitch that sold Ridley Scott on making a movie based on Monopoly. (You can read that pitch here.)
If you’ve read the books and are a fan, let us know what you might like to see in a movie based on them.