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Mass Effect To Hit The Big Screen
by Brad Nicholson on
This is Commander Shepard and this will be my favorite movie on the Citadel.
If you're into the idea of watching Commander Shepard get all renegade with a dude on the big screen, then Legendary Pictures is counting on your coin. Legendary Pictures--the studio that has co-produced all sorts of hip and edgy stuff like 300 and Watchmen--has acquired the film rights to Bioware's sci-fi RPG series Mass Effect. Warner Bros. will be doing the distribution and it seems as if I Am Legend's Mark Protosevich will be the man behind the screenplay. According to the press release, the producers are "in discussions" for a draft.
Just in case you're worried about this whole thing--and I can't blame you after the film adaptations of Silent Hill, Resident Evil, House of the Dead, etcetera--BioWare founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk and Mass Effect 2 lead dude Casey Hudson are in executive producer roles alongside, most famously, Avi and Ari Arad.
Hudson made a brief appearance in the press release this morning that announced the rights acquisition. His statement was one of faith. "...we believe that the Mass Effect movie will be an extraordinary entertainment event that realizes our vision for the franchise and thrills fans.”
No mention of the mining minigame was made, but hey, a man can wish that such a thing will be translated to the film.