Titled 'Dorothy and Alice' the Netflix original will bring the best of both the worlds together and it is a dream come true!
That's right, the dream of every fantasy lover is coming to life, all thanks to Netflix. Instead of following Hollywood, who keeps serving us sequels and spinoffs of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, the streaming giant is bringing together two of the most iconic movies ever made as a CROSSOVER between Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland is taking shape! Just when we thought we have seen the stories in every adaptation, in every way possible, Netflix chimed in and announced a crossover between the two and broke the internet.
According to JoBlo, the crossover movie titled Dorothy and Alice is currently in development and Netflix has hired Anna Klassen to pen down the script which will detail the budding friendship between the two legendary leading ladies. The magical friendship will reportedly follow Alice and Dorothy in an all-new adventure where both of them will work together. Klassen first came to limelight when she wrote When Lightning Strikes, a biopic about Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling.
Announcing that she is on board and currently working on the script for the crossover movie, Klassen wrote, "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." Yes, Yes, So much yes! Teenage me is screaming!
Released in 1939, The Wizard of Oz is a gem which will never get old. The American musical fantasy film based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a novel by L. Frank Baum, a genius writer who penned down children books, is regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time. Produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the movie used the classic Technicolor and was so brilliantly executed, it earned itself six Oscar nominations and won two of them!
Starring Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale alongside Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton with Charley Grapewin, Pat Walshe, Clara Blandick, Terry (billed as Toto) and Singer's Midgets as the Munchkins, the movie was released over 80 years ago, let that sink in! Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, on the other hand, came out nine years ago and earned over $1.025 billion across the globe.
Starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, and Mia Wasikowska, the movie revolved around a 19-year-old Alice, who runs away to escape an unwanted marriage proposal and accidentally falls down a rabbit hole, rest is history. Netflix acquired the rights to make a crossover movie in 2017 and according to Collider, the first draft of Dorothy and Alice was written down by Justin Merz.
The initial script revolved around Dorothy being haunted by the nightmares of Oz, experiencing vivid dreams which keep her away from sleep. She is sent to a special home where others like her reside and she soon befriends Alice, a mysterious girl with a similar troubling past. However, a new script is being written by Anna now and all other details are currently kept hush-hush by Netflix. Here's to hoping the crossover movie does justice to the icons we love! Who do you wish to see as Alice and Dorothy?