Eve Online TV series announced by CCP

With storylines based on real player experiences.

Eve Online's world of internet spaceships may soon invade your telly. Developer CCP has teamed up with a top Icelandic filmmaker to turn real player experiences into thrilling TV drama.

The sci-fi MMO will be brought to the small screen by Baltasar Kormákur, who achieved mainstream success in 2012 directing the Mark Wahlberg-fronted film Contraband.

Take that, Mass Effect.

Eve's online world sees numerous space-bound clans trapped beyond a wormhole in a dystopian sci-fi future. The TV show's storylines will be shaped by the actions of players, as recorded on Eve Online's True Stories website.

What sort of tales might be included? How about the one where more than 3000 players took part in a massive spaceship brawl?

There's no mention of when the series will be made - Kormákur is currently in post-production of another Hollywood film, 2 Guns, which stars Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, and is also set to direct a new HBO pilot.

"The inhabitants of the notorious and beloved Eve Universe have 10 years' worth of dramatic stories to tell," CCP boss Hilmar Veigar Pétursson said. "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."

Word of Eve Online's TV ambitions comes just a few weeks after the launch of new Syfy series Defiance, whose plot will be influenced by the online shooter of the same name.

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