A well-known brand of games based on a book series is making a comeback, but in this case not on PC and consoles. American McGee’s Alice is set to hit TV screens.
In 2000, quite an interesting take on the Alice in Wonderland story was released for PC. What is meant, of course, is American McGee’s Alice by the game designer American McGee of the same name. It is a horror version of the classic fantasy story.
After a massive house fire kills her entire family, Alice is committed to a psychiatric hospital. There she retreats to her fantasy world: Wonderland. But this is no longer the same as before, because the traumatic experience has transformed that wonderland into a horror world with all kinds of dangers.
American McGee’s Alice picks up on the fantasy classic in this respect, but as a much darker horror version. After many years, the title even received a game sequel in 2011 with Alice: Madness Returns – and now there is a renewed comeback.
This time around, X-Men’s screenwriter and longtime voice of Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid, David Hayter, is set to bring a TV series adaptation of the game’s material, based on the book series, to the market. “I am beyond excited to bring this world of madness and wonder to a global audience,” said Hayter.
However, it is not yet clear on which channel or streaming service the TV series will be shown later. However, Radar Pictures and Abandon Entertainment will be responsible for production.