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Spicy Horse Games, the creative force behind Akaneiro: Demon Hunters as well as American McGee’s Grimm and Crazy Fairies announced today that the Kickstarter for the film rights for American McGee’s Alice is now live.
Successful Kickstarter funding will lead to a series of animated films set in the world of Alice made famous in American McGee’s Alice and American McGee’s Alice: Madness Returns. Alice: Otherlands finds the eponymous heroine venturing into the psyches of famous folk populating London in 1875 including Jules Verne, Jack The Ripper, Charles Darwin, and Queen Victoria.
“The story ultimately comes down to one of the individual fighting against a corrupt system,” said American McGee, CEO of Spicy Horse. “Of shining a light on the ultimate origins of psychological horror in our modern society. It’s a question of highlighting the sort of society that creates mental illness, the powerful preying on the weak, subjugation of the masses through deception and manipulation and the driving forces who benefit from this kind of reality. It’s also about finding f’d-up nightmarish creatures and kicking their butts back to hell.”
Significant levels of funding may lead to a longer series of short films or potentially a feature-length film.
For more information on Alice: Otherlands, visit the Kickstarter page.