Movie adaptation of Alice still in the works

Written by Joe Martin

January 28, 2008 | 10:21

Tags: #alice #american #film #gametap #mcgee #movie #scrapland #smg #spin-off #tie-in

Sarah Michelle Gellar, AKA Buffy The Vampire Slayer, has confirmed that she is still very eager to develop a movie adaptation of American McGee's Alice, the surreal platformer based on a twisted interpretation of Alice in Wonderland.

The game, which was developed by Rogue Entertainment and headed up by Doom and Quake alum American McGee, told a dark story of Alice returning to the fantasy world of Wonderland which, in this retelling, is an imaginary world where Alice must deal with her own fears and guilts in order to regain her sanity.

The game was very popular when it was released in 2000 thanks to a surreal level design which had Alice growing and shrinking throughout the game.

The movie adaptation of Alice has been on the cards for a long time, but has struggled to gather steam. Sarah Michelle Gellar, who owns the rights to the film adaptation, has called the project a passion of hers and once more declared how much she loves the game.

"I just thought [it] was the most weirdly beautiful game," Gellar told Sci-Fi Wire. "I finished it, which was a miracle. I had a lot of help. We got the rights to it, and Universal wound up getting really excited and put a lot of money into it, and then it's the usual story. There was a regime change."

"It's a story that I'd love to see. I'm fearful at this rate that I'm going to be the wicked Queen of Hearts because I'm going to be too old to be Alice," she added, calling the film 'the frustration of her life'.

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