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Endgame, McG ‘Alive’ to horror

Vidgame producer McGee to design game effects

McG’s production shingle Wonderland Sound & Vision has teamed up with James Stern’s Endgame Entertainment to co-produce horror pic “Stay Alive.”

Pic will be financed by Endgame and is expected to start shooting in March in New Orleans.

To be directed by Brent Bell, pic is about a group of New Orleans teens who play an online horror videogame; as their characters die in the game, the players die also.

Pic was scripted by Bell with Matthew Peterman. McG, Peterman, Peter Schlessel and Stern share producing credit on the pic, with Wonderland’s David Manpearl as co-producer.

Vidgame producer American McGee will design all the game effects for the movie and consult on its production. Morris Paulson’s Base 2 Studios will handle visual effects for the pic.

Wonderland has a first-look film deal with Columbia Pictures, but it’s not yet clear who will distribute “Stay.”

Shingle also is developing pics “Revenge of the Nerds,” “Hot Wheels” and “Evel Knievel.”

Endgame recently completed production on “Proof” in association with Miramax Films and “The Alibi” with Summit Entertainment.

Bell and Peterman have a number of other pics set up, including techno-spy thriller “Mercury,” at Universal with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla and f/x studio Digital Domain producing; “Ignition,” a kids action-drama set up at Warner Bros., which Cosmic Entertainment is producing; and “Illusion,” an action thriller at Disney with Jonathan Frakes directing.

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