Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Buffy goes through the looking glass

Now here's a story near and dear to me. I've always been a HUGE fan of American McGee, and especially the Alice game he designed for Electronic Arts. About four years ago, it was announced that a movie adaptation of American McGee's Alice was in development. After all this time, Variety has reported that Alice is FINALLY on the development fast track at Universal Pictures. According to the article, Sarah Michelle Gellar has signed on for the title role, and the film will be directed by Marcus Nispel, whose probably best known for his 2003 remake of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

For those of you unfamiliar with the game, the story is set after the events in the original Lewis Carroll tale. Alice has lost her parents in a tragic house fire, and has slipped into a catatonic state. Sent away to an asylum for treatment, Alice is once again visited by the White Rabbit. Returning to Wonderland, Alice discovers that the fantasy world of before has been replaced by a darker and more twisted version ... shaped in part by her own fragile state of mind. Once again, Alice must face off against the evil Queen of Hearts to restore Wonderland to its former glory, perhaps saving her sanity as well.


Jenn said...

Something I really am looking forward to, especially after hearing all about the game. But I'm still iffy on SMG...I just don't like that girl.

Shane Bailey said...

But she's like so cool, like really, for sure.

That was sarcasm btw. I think she worked as Buffy, but I haven't been to happy with her in any other roles.