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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

American McGee launches Kickstarter for Alice animated movie

The man behind those two rather spectacular visions of Alice in Wonderland, American McGee, has launched a Kickstarter to produce Alice: Otherlands, a short film taking place in his dark vision for the Lewis Carroll classic character. 

(Be sure to check out our exclusive interview with McGee)

Alice: Otherlands is possible because McGee has finally won the rights to produce an Alice film, and the short film is being positioned as something of a proof-of-concept as McGee looks to prove that there's demand there for a big-screen film later down the track. 

After the failure of Tim Burton's Alice film, we certainly hope this happens. Alice: Madness Returns and its predecessor American McGee's Alice were both visually spectacular games. The games themselves were at times suspect, but the vision was undeniable. A film would remove the more suspect elements, which woks for us.

McGee is looking to raise $200,000 for Otherlands, and is already 10 per cent on the way after just one day of campaigning. However, it's worth noting that McGee's track record with Kickstarter is a little patchy; Akeneiro: Demon's Hunters was only just funded, and Ozombie, a Wizard of Oz-styled action adventure, was recently cancelled. 

We have high hopes for the project, though. If you would like to contribute, click on over to the Kickstarter.

American McGee launches Kickstarter for Alice animated movie
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