Alice: Girl on Film?
6:00 AM | Tristram Perry | Comment on this story
Electronic Arts' hit title American McGee's Alice is slated to be a major motion picture, according to CNN/Money's Chris Morris. Following in the footsteps of game-inspired films like Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy, Alice is only one among the many titles that may soon be making their debut on the big screen.
With Scream director Wes Craven tapped to direct, Dimension Films is gambling that Alice will be the breakthrough hit that proves the game-to-film genre is a winning formula. According to McGee, Dimension Films also has first right of refusal on the movie rights for his upcoming title, Oz, and claims that other Hollywood studios have expressed interest as well.
Since leaving Electronic Arts, McGee and former Transmeta developer Dave Taylor have founded a new concern called Carbon6 Entertainment. Their new venture is intended specifically to develop games with an eye towards movie-making. Said McGee:
We're learning a lot about story telling applying the way Hollywood works to the gaming world. What's important for a film is you've got to have a believable universe. Most games don't have a good lead character and a universe that can be imagined on the screen.Another game-movie project in the pipeline is Resident Evil, starring Milla Jojovich, and there is speculation that top-selling Max Payne may also make the leap from small to big screen in the near future.
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