Sony Pictures is reported to team up with producer Avi Arad to make a film adaptation of the popular 3-D online fantasy game.
The 3-D massively multiplayer online role-playing fantasy game is getting on the way to the big screen. Report brought by IGN Movies has delightfully revealed that Sony Pictures is collaborating with producer Avi Arad to make "EverQuest", which will mark the latter's most ambitious film project since his departure from Marvel Studios.
Pic is said to be eyed as a tentpole release for either 2009 or 2010 though IGN has learned that the studio had not yet set any release date for it. No words about plot details for now, but the flick is informed to be based on an original pitch by "300" scribe Michael Gordon and will feature some seminal characters from the original version.
Developed by Verant Interactive and published by Sony Online Entertainment, the "EverQuest" game first come up on March 16, 1999 followed by its sequel "EverQuest II" in late 2004. It primarily takes place in the fantastical world of Norrath and its moon Luclin where the players' avatars can slay monsters, embark on quests, or acquire treasure.