Space game "EVE Online" rolls half a million players deep and is coming to TV screens courtesy of a series steered by Baltasar Kormákur of "101 Reykjavik," "The Deep" and Mark Wahlberg vehicle "Contraband."
Warring factions clash in 'EVE Online.'
News broke at the April 25-27 EVE Fanfest in Iceland, home of game developer CCP, which is celebrating 10 years of "EVE Online" on May 6.
The original game is open-ended in nature, just like computer classic "Elite," meaning that players can form corporations and alliances in an effort to become the biggest and best, or go it alone as a sole trader or daring buccaneer.
And a hands-off approach from CCP means that player actions can have a significant political and economic impact.
As such, it has earned a reputation for large-scale theater, with high-ranking players involved in betrayals, scams, and heists of epic proportion.
So when EVE Online transfers from computer monitor to TV screen, expect to see plenty of mercantile, mercenary, and Machiavellian tales, "Game of Thrones" and "Breaking Bad"-style.
Visitors will be able to submit and vote on player stories at truestories.eveonline.com