Alice, EA’s cult classic horror game, is getting an unexpected TV adaptation from X-Men writer David Hayter.
Revealed by The Hollywood Reporter today Radar Pictures boss Ted Field has secured the rights to American McGee’s Alice and is considering a TV adaptation in partnership with Abandon Entertainment.
The project has yet to confirm a release date, cast, or broadcast/streaming platform; however, there’s X-Men writer – and Metal Gear Solid’s English voice actor for Solid Snake – David Hayter attached to it. In a statement, Hayter expressed his feelings about the adaptation saying, “I’m beyond excited to bring this world of craziness and wonder to a global audience.”
The television series Alice will be an adaptation of both 2000 American McGee’s Alice and its 2011 sequel Alice: Madness Returns. The action-adventure series is a dark retelling of Lewis Carroll’s original 1855 novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as well as 1871. Alice Through The Looking Glass.
According to THR, the series will take place after Alice returns from her trip to The Looking Glass after her family home burns down and her parents lose their lives in the blaze. As in the games, Alice is the sole survivor of the accident and ends up in a mental institution where she will once again be called back to Wonderland by the White Rabbit.
“David Hayter brings imagination, experience and stealth skills honed from successful assignments in film, television and video games – a unique combination that will make this Wonderland adventure a success for the franchise and fans,” said game creator American McGee. said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to be working with him and know Alice fans will greet him with wild affection.”
McGee too put a tweet shortly after the announcement of the TV show which read: “I had hinted at some big news and it’s finally here just in time for the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Tiger. Let’s make this happen @DavidBHayter.”
While we haven’t seen Alice and her twisted version of Wonderland since 2011, that doesn’t mean the series is over. In fact, McGee has been working on a sequel titled Alice: Asylum for a few years and is sharing his progress with fans via Patreon. We don’t have a firm release date for this sequel just yet, but it’s safe to say that we can’t wait to get lost in Wonderland again very soon.
Need something spooky to keep you busy while you wait? Take a look at our list of best horror games for inspiration.