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Baltasar Kormakur to develop TV project from EVE Universe

Filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur has struck a creative partnership with multiplayer game company CCP Games.

Kormakur will work on a new TV series that is inspired by the EVE Universe that invites contributions from fans.

Kormakur and his team will collaborate with CCP to create an original concept and storyline set in the EVE Universe, which sees “rival societies trapped beyond a wormhole in a dystopian sci-fi world.”

“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.”

Kormakur’s partners on the project will include producer Magnus V Sigurdsson and writers Ólafur Egilsson and Sigurjón Kjartansson.

Meanwhile, Kormakur is in pos-production on Universal’s 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. He is also directing HBO pilot The Missionary.

 

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