Looks like there is an EverQuest movie on the horizon. For those of you who may not know, EverQuest was the first true breakout smash hit Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) before the days of World of Warcraft. Man, I have some friends who were PSYCHOTICALLY addicted to that game years ago (Doug Nagy, my Uncut Podcast Co-Host, used to play the game, with a loaf of bread and peanut butter on the desk, so he wouldn’t have to leave the game to eat).
EverQuest is getting a big screen adaptation with none other than ex-Marvel CEO Avi Arad… A screenplay is being written by Michael Gordon (300). Story details are unknown, but the fantasy epic will be based on an original pitch by Gordon and will feature some seminal characters from the game.
Ok, now let’s just set aside the issue of “all video game movies suck” for a moment. This news truly does surprise me because World of Warcraft is infinitely more popular than EverQuest these days, and with a Warcraft movie already in development, it seems to make little sense to attempt such a project.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying an EverQuest movie CAN’T work, it just seems to me that the deck is stacked against it. What are your thoughts? Are you interested in an EverQuest movie? Which of the two are you more interested in… the Warcraft movie, or an EverQuest one?