Wes Craven told Sci-Fi Wire that he is in development on a film version of the video game, American McGee’s Alice, for Dimension Films.

“It’s very close to the game,” Craven said in an interview. “Everything that we can take from the game, we will steal, and then we’ll bring even more to it. I’m sure this will be a big CGI picture, and we’ll try to duplicate as much of the sort of wonder part of the Wonderland as we can.”

The game is a Quake-style adventure that takes place in a twisted version of the universe in the Alice stories of Lewis Carroll, and the game features much of the violence found in Quake. Craven plans to maintain that tone, even if it costs him the rating that Dimension hopes for.

“It’s a little darker, got a lot more edge, so it’s kind of like Wonderland seen through the eyes of post-21st-century America,” Craven said. “[Dimension executive] Bob Weinstein was hoping for a PG-13. We’ll see. Probably that’s what we’re shooting for.”

Alice is tentatively scheduled for a 2003 release.