“Queen Of Hearts” movie will be made by Universal Pictures.
Live action adaptations of classic animated fairytales are a way of reinventing and making new stories. The recent “Cinderella” live action movie by Disney was a success following “Maleficent.” However, it seems that Disney isn’t the only one planning to reinvent a classic fairytale character.
Deadline reported that Universal Pictures will be adapting a “Queen Of Hearts” movie from author Colleen Oakes’ novel of the same title. Screenwriter Grant Pierce Myers, scribe of “The Maze Runner,” will reportedly be making the script that will bring the Wonderland villain to life.
The synopsis of the young adult novel by Oakes was reported on Geek Tyrant , ” As Princess of Wonderland Palace and the future Queen of Hearts, Dinah’s days are an endless monotony of tea, tarts, and a stream of vicious humiliations at the hands of her father, the King of Hearts. The only highlight of her days is visiting Wardley, her childhood best friend, the future Knave of Hearts–and the love of her life.
“When an enchanting stranger arrives at the Palace, Dinah watches as everything she’s ever wanted threatens to crumble. As her coronation date approaches, a series of suspicious and bloody events suggests that something sinister stirs in the whimsical halls of Wonderland.
“It’s up to Dinah to unravel the mysteries that lurk both inside and under the Palace before she loses her own head to a clever and faceless foe. ”
Fans of the “Alice In Wonderland” fairytale will be glad to know that there are very familiar characters present in Oakes’ story of the Queen Of Hearts. Apart from the creatures already native to Wonderland even the Chesire Cat makes an appearance in the novel.
The movie does not have a release date yet as the film is still in the early planning stages.