Hit tabletop roleplaying game Alice is Missing officially has a movie in the works, thanks to Paramount.
The global media company has optioned the rights to the game, as announced this week by The Hollywood Reporter. They already have some great talents on board: Becca Gleeson, who got her start writing on Community but has recently been a writer and producer on Amazon’s young adult hit The Summer I Turned Pretty, is attached to direct and co-write the project. With her in the writing room will be Spenser Starke, the designer of the Alice is Missing game. Starke has worked on many games for Renegade Games Studios. He is also currently the game designer for Darrington Press, the tabletop game division at Critical Role.
Temple Hill Entertainment will be producing along with Gleeson. Established by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, Temple Hill is responsible for YA powerhouses Twilight, The Fault in Our Stars, Happiest Season, and Love, Simon, amongst others.
Alice is Missing came out two years ago after a successful Kickstarter campaign. It is published by Hunters Entertainment, the same company that created popular tabletop games The Altered Carbon RPG, Outbreak: Undead, Kids on Brooms, and Icarus.
A unique concept, the so called “silent” tabletop game that is played entirely by text message.
In the game, players must get to the bottom of the disappearance of high school junior Alice Briarwood. Each participant takes on the role of a different person in Alice’s life — her brother, the boy with a crush, her friend, her secret girlfriend. The game received rave reviews and awards when it released and has maintained a thriving online fanbase of young adults that regularly produce their own content around the game. No doubt, Paramount will be hoping to tap into that YA fan base with their adaptation.
Ivan Van Norman and Christopher De La Rosa will co-produce the film. John Fischer and Clarence Hammond are overseeing for Temple Hill and Paramount respectively.
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