Amblin Picks Up ‘Cheshire Crossing’, Which Features Female Characters from ‘Wizard of Oz’, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, and ‘Peter Pan’

/Film | 11/17/2019 | Ben Pearson
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What would happen if Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, and Wendy from Peter Pan met at a boarding school? Author Andy Weir wrote a piece of fan fiction about that exact topic before he became a breakout success with The Martian, and that fan fiction morphed into a graphic novel called Cheshire Crossing. Now Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment has picked up the rights to make a movie based on that graphic novel, so this fairy tale mashup is coming to the big screen.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Erin Cressida Wilson will write the screenplay for Cheshire Crossing. Wilson wrote Secretary, Chloe, Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children, The Girl on the Train, and is currently working on a live-action version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for Disney, so she already has some experience writing for classic fairy tale characters. Michael De Luca, who was nominated for an Oscar for his producing work on films like The Social Network, Moneyball, and Captain Phillips, is on board to produce this new movie.

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THR describes the story like this:

The fantasy mashup tells the story of Dorothy from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Peter Pan‘s Wendy, who meet in boarding school for troubled young ladies. They each believe they’ve...
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