CCP Games has signed a deal that will bring a new ‘EVE Universe’ television series to the small screen. The deal was confirmed earlier today by the developers of the title.
The developers have entered into a creative partnership with filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, and his production company, to bring the EVE Universe to television screens worldwide. According to the release, the new television series will take its inspiration from “the millions of people who have left their mark on the EVE Universe via stories submitted to the website”. This would be an original concept and storyline but in the EVE Universe.
Baltasar Kormákur most recently worked on ‘Contraband’, starring Mark Wahlberg. Contraband was based on his Icelandic film Reykjavik Rotterdam, which Kormákur starred in and produced. His latest Icelandic film, The Deep, was shortlisted for an academy award nomination in 2013 and won a record-breaking 11 Edda Awards, including Best Film and Best Director.
Currently Kormákur is in post-production of 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, which Universal Pictures will release August 2, 2013. He is also directing the pilot episode of the HBO thriller The Missionary, starring Benjamin Walker, produced by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, and Charles Randolph. Randolph is also the creator of The Missionary.
“The EVE universe is full of astounding stories of epic battles, daring heists, and gripping political intrigue, all of which will make for an amazing television series,” said Baltasar Kormákur. “The opportunity to interact with the fans of the EVE Universe directly opens up all sorts of exciting possibilities.”
“The inhabitants of the notorious and beloved EVE Universe have ten years’ worth of dramatic stories to tell,” added Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. “Our close collaboration with Baltasar and his creative team gives me confidence that we will capture EVE’s essence, inspiring millions of TV viewers with visions of humanity’s future.”
CCP recently announced that DUST 514 will launch on May 14th, the game is integrated with, the EVE Online.