I've never played around with any of these online role-playing games like City of Heroes or World of Warcraft, but the idea sounds pretty cool. Frankly, most of what I know about the phenomenon comes from the "Make Love, Not Warcraft" episode of South Park, which was pretty awesome. EverQuest, a 3-D massively multiplayer online role-playing fantasy game that has been around since 1999, is slated for a feature film adaptation according to Variety. IGN, who first picked up the scoop, reported that the film will probably be released in 2009 or 2010. Michael Gordon, one of the screenwriters on 300 and the upcoming To Live and Drive in L.A., will pen the script.

Acting as producer will be Avi Arad, former Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment and former Chief Executive Officer of Marvel Studios. Arad produced the likes of Spider-man, Fantastic Four and Ghost Rider, for Marvel. His most recent non-Marvel production was Bratz, based on the popular line of fashion dolls. The game takes place in the mythical world of Norrath which is populated by humans, ogres, elves and animal/human hybrids. Players get to slay monsters, go on quests and acquire treasure, pretty much everything you need to get your game geek on. No word on what the EverQuest plot will be, but it's based on a pitch from Gordon and will feature seminal characters familiar to players.
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