The film was announced almost seven years ago, and Marcus Nispel was set to direct the project. The rumor was that Maggie Grace had since replaced Gellar on the film. Not true, says Gellar.
When asked if she was still attached, the actress told Radio Free, "Hopefully. I mean, it's a passion project of mine. It's a story that I'd love to see. I'm fearful at this rate that I'm going to be the Queen of Hearts because I'm going to be too old to be Alice. [laughs] It's something I'd really like to see done. And unfortunately, it was the victim of regime change in the studio. And I'm not getting out. And contrary to what you may have read, it's still my project. [laughs] And I'm still working diligently. So to all those Alice fans, I'm not giving up. Because I believe there is such a beautiful, crazy, cool, twisted story to be told there. [jokes] And if I have to get down and write it myself one of these days, I may have to..."
The film was originally slated to be released in 2007.