A recent Icelandic article published by news site ruv.is brings us the possible announcement of Ridley Scott’s involvement on an EVE Online TV Series. (A translated version of the article by google is available here.)
Details from the site are thin at best, however there is mention of the involvement of both Baltasar Kormákur’s RVK Studios and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions. It was announced almost two years ago by CCP that Baltasar had purchased film rights to EVE Online, and would begin production on a television series. In a recent article published by Variety we see very few details of the production itself, however a mention of Scott’s involvement does seem to be confirmed.
Ridley Scott’s (as well as brother Tony Scott’s) production company Scott Free Productions are clearly not strangers to the Sci-fi genre and by many Ridley Scott is considered to be one of the founding fathers of modern Sci-fi cinema. Furthermore if Scott’s involvement is true, this will not be their first attempt at a television translation from a Sci-fi video-game. A lesser known accomplishment of Scott Free Production’s was involved in the 2014 project Halo: Nightfall, which is based on the highly popular Halo video game franchise.
“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,” Baltasar Kormákur said in a 2013 Press Release by CCP adding that the site EVE True Stories would give his team“the opportunity to interact with the fans of the EVE Universe.” It is unknown currently how much of the TV series will draw upon the sites wealth of submitted stories, but the excitement wells all the same.
Since the aforementioned article’s publication: rumors, comments, and a whirlwind of shit-posting have surfaced on this reddit post, with even CCP Guard chiming in by saying “I hope I’m played by Dolph Lundgren.” The project’s current details are sparse as of now, and as more information arrives to validate the claims and speculation; you can count on TMC to deliver them to you.
This article originally appeared on TheMittani.com, written by Wolf Merrik.