According to the newspaper La Presse, the horror novel Aliss might come to the big screen. Its director might be none other than Patrick Senécal, the author of the novel.
In fact, Senécal, who is described as Quebec's Stephen King, said it at Val-d'Or during the 34th Book Fair of Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Besides, Cirrus Communications, owns the cinematographic adaptation rights on the novel and no budget has been devoted for Aliss yet.
The novel was originally published in Quebec in 2000. It follows Alice, a 18-year-old girl. She lives with her parents in Brossard, a suburb of Montreal. Obviously, she decides to quit college, live on her own and move to the city where all dreams come true: Montreal. However, after an odd encounter in Montreal's subway, Alice crashes in a neighbourhood that, in actuality, doesn't exist. Besides, the inhabitants of this neighbourhood are extremely bizarre.
For those who haven't read the novel, have in mind that it's a modern, dirtier and more violent remake of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
Finally, the casting for Aliss hasn't been announced. This means that The Cultural Post doesn't know if Mylène St-Sauveur will play the Red Queen, the villain in Aliss. After all, the Red Queen is Michelle Beaulieu, a character who was played by St-Sauveur in 5150, Rue des Ormes (the second novel of Patrick Senécal that got adapted into a film). On another note, Patrick Senécal's upcoming novel Contre Dieu will hit the shelves this fall.