The team behindMichael Radford's Flawless has reteamed with Future Films for Malice InSunderland, set to starMischa Barton.

Simon Fellowswill direct the contemporary take on the Lewis Carroll classic, scripted byJayson Rothwell. The UK shoot will start in early 2007.

Fellowspreviously directed 7 Seconds with Wesley Snipes and Second In Command and Til Death, both starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

US-basedproducers Michael Pierce and Mark Williams of Pierce Williams are working withFuture to navigate the new UK tax credit for the film.

Alice isre-imagined as an American student who is hit by a London taxi and findsherself disoriented in Sunderland, where she has to navigate a macabreunderworld of characters.