Thursday, January 05, 2006

Go Ask Alice

For a long time there were no decent movie adaptations of video games. None. Period. Even Mojo Nixon couldn't save Mario Brothers. Then Resident Evil and Tomb Raider came out and they were actually pretty decent action flicks (didn't hurt that Mila and Angelina were the stars!). Now there's one that's coming out relatively soon that had better be incredible because it's got the right elements. I know this is old news for some of you, but I just found out that Sarah Michelle Gellar is scheduled to play the title role in the movie adaptation of "American McGhee's Alice". Wurf!

If you're not familiar with the game, Alice is all grown up and has spent considerable time in a loony bin before she returns to a much darker and grimmer Wonderland (and Carroll's original wonderland was pretty damn dark). I never made it too far into the game but one of the first indications that you have that you're in a weird, weird world is that if you let the character stand around without doing anything for too long, she starts to absent-mindedly cut herself with her knife. Yes, it's that kind of disturbed. The director is German-born video director Marcus Nispel, who also did the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake a couple of years ago.

I'm not a fan of splatter but this has potential to be a righteous flick!


At 1:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh, that do sound fun. I recently enjoyed seeing SMG in "The Grudge"--nothing earthshaking, but enjoyable. Though I was somewhat distracted by recognizing Ford from "Lie to Me" and Marcie from "Invisible Girl."


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