• Dorothy and Alice
  • Justin Merz
  • Black List Drama Fantasy Hit List Set Up 2017 Thriller
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Details
Market October 10, 2017    Sold October 13, 2017
Producer Bryan Unkeless
Agent David Boxerbaum (Paradigm)
Manager Jeremy Bell, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein (Gotham Group)
Studio Netflix
Production Clubhouse Pictures
10-13-2017 - Bryan Unkeless is on a roll after he produced BRIGHT for Netflix and I TONYA became the biggest sale at TIFF this year. Netflix's purchase of this spec was a very competitive situation with multiple producers bidding.
Loglines
Haunted by nightmares of Oz’s impending destruction, Dorothy Gale finds herself in a home for others like her with troubling, vivid dreams. While she is there, she meets a mysterious girl called, Alice – who involves her in a perilous quest to not only save the worlds of imagination, those which we come to realize are real and not just dreams, but the world as we know it.
Dorothy, troubled by her visions of Oz, bands together with Alice and embarks on a journey to save all of the storybook worlds from the evil Red Prince
Dorothy Gale, troubled by dreams of Oz, meets Alice, who takes her into Wonderland. Together, they must embark on a journey to save all of the storybook universes from the tyrannical Red Queen.
Haunted by her dreams, a young woman from Kansas must venture into Wonderland in order to defeat a dark force that threatens every world.
Format
Genres
Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Family, Fairy Tale, Female Protagonist, Film, Friends/Friendship
Pages
115
Rated
PG-13
Budget
Medium
Lead
F White 18 Attractive
Similar
Into the Woods, Enchanted, Maleficent, Oz the Great and Powerful, Mirror Mirror
When
Early 1900's, takes place over a few days
Where
Rural Kansas, London, Church Interior, Maze, Cave, Beach, Arctic Castle, Forest, Ship

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Synopsis
In a dream, DOROTHY GALE (18) is transported back to Oz. OZMA (Adult), Oz’s leader, warns her that the Red Prince, son of the Queen of Hearts (or the “Red Queen”), is coming in search of the Dream Stone, which will allow him to enter and destroy any world. Ozma tells Dorothy that she must find ALICE (Adult), and that only together can the two of them stop this from happening.

Dorothy awakes in her room in Kansas, where she lives with her UNCLE HENRY (68). Dorothy admits that her nightmares have become worse since the death of her AUNT EMILY (68) almost a year ago. Uncle Henry takes Dorothy to see DR. SIMON (65), who suggests that Dorothy travel to London to see a friend of his, DR. ROSE ADLER (40’s).

Dorothy travels to London, and is greeted by DARIUS (20’s), Dr. Adler’s son and assistant. Darius takes her to the church where his mother runs her clinic. There she meets the other wards, CHARLOTTE (17), MICHAEL DARLING (13), and JOHN DARLING (19). Charlotte tells Dorothy that Alice escaped, believing that Dr. Alder was manipulating her.

Dorothy is taken to meet Dr. Adler, who explains that she specializes in helping children who...