David Hayter — who wrote the first X-Men film and is the voice actor of the iconic video game character Solid Snake in the Metal Gear series — has been brought on to write the TV adaptation of American McGee’s Alice.
According to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter, Hayter will write the series in partnership with Abandon Entertainment. The news comes after Ted Field’s Radar Pictures acquired the rights to adapt the game series. The adaptation will reportedly be a drama series that will aim to tell the story of the games to a larger audience.
As of this moment, no broadcast or streaming company has stepped forward to acquire the project, so there’s very little news regarding the release or even what the show will focus on. Originally designed by American James McGee, the games were based on the Lewis Carroll novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and told a more dark and horror-themed version of the iconic stories.
“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,” Hayter said in a statement.
Although Hayter is perhaps best known among fans for his voice acting work in the legendary Metal Gear series, he has been behind some big Hollywood projects. Hayter wrote the original X-Men film in 2000, and also co-wrote 2003’s X2. Hayter also has writing credits on 2002’s The Scorpion King, as well as 2009’s highly praised Watchmen film.