American McGee cancels OZombie Kickstarter campaign, plans to return with Alice film rights campaign
Alice developer American McGee has cancelled the OZombie Kickstarter campaign, and plans to return with a new campaign to raise funds to purchase the Alice film rights.
McGee wrote in an update post on Kickstarter that the crowd-funding company would not let him run a parallel campaign for the Alice film rights.
The campaign raised $141,513 of its $500,000 goal with 2,607 backers. The project was originally scheduled to end on Aug. 5.
“As it is, we’ve reached 15% of our goal with 20 days left in the campaign,” McGee wrote. “Projections suggest we’ll hit 30% of our goal by campaign end. I’ve been telling myself to remain optimistic and see this thing through – but when the reality of our funding trend is combined with the pressure of the Alice film rights situation…”
To secure the Alice film rights, McGee’s development studio Spicy Horse must pay at least $100,000 to make animated shorts, and another $400,000 to own them outright and make a feature film. The total $500,000 was originally added as a stretch goal on the OZombie campaign but was later removed.
“We’ll sacrifice Oz today in order to have a real chance with Alice.”
Source: OZombie Kickstarter