Paul Walker for Commander Shepard.
Karl Urban, sans hair, for Shepard!
I do think Seth Green should be in it.
not to keen on the movie, considering i was one of the few who seemed to hate this game
this is something I could totally get behind!
I dont think the game has enough roots to justify a movie.
It could be okay. Yes Seth Green should totally be in it.
Mass Effect: It's like Crank in Space!
Seth Green as Joker mos def. hmm...Samuel L. Jackson should be in it. Very Awesome. I want to see this in movie form. Jason Statham. Excellent. Jason Statham as Kaiden Alenko sounds great to me.
Mass Effect would make an awesome movie, if they could pull it off. And Seth Green should definitely be Joker.
Matthew Fox for Shepard?
Would love to see that movie. Jackie Chan as Commander Shepard plz. And Chris Tucker as...someone. I need to see them reunited.
It would be a travesty if Seth Green wasn't to play the Joker.
I really loved the game and would kind of feel obliged to see a film of it if they put one out. If they kept to the storyline of the game it would obviously mean more to me, but the galaxy and races were awesome enough as it was to create all kinds of cool stories.
John Malkovich as Shepard.
A Mass Effect movie would be great...
I love Mass Effect (notice name)
p.s. I also would love to see John Malkovich play Shepard hahaha
Screw all those guys. Sarah Michelle Gellar as the female version of Shepard.
And yeah, Seth Green as the character played by Seth Green seems like the easiest casting decision ever.
ONE MILLION PERCENT Shepard should be played by Jack from Lost. He looks really similar to him (although not with that facial hair in the picture) and I think it'd be a perfect fit.
Who's to say there will even be a Commander Shepard in the movie?
I would much rather see an original story in the Mass Effect universe. There was a ton of foundation laid in that game. Why do we need to see the same story played out again? A prequel could be interesting - something about the fall of Saren at the hands of the Reapers. Or something about the first contact war between the humans and Turians could be great as well.
This could turn out to be pretty decent, but we'll have to wait and see.
The Rock and Shepard. He ends up in every movie as it is.
Star Trek: The Next Generation was great show and your right, Mass Effect would be a great weekly show. More than likey, it would become a movie franchise, but to do that a producer would have to bring in an audience on the first run with promises of more to come. Cross your fingers people and dream that little dream that good writers are hired and a director that nows the craft is at the helm.
I would be interested in a Mass Effect feature if it was done in CGI like Beowulf.
Not to undermine the choices given to the Character I have a feeling that it will be handled the same way that Ascension was, in that Shephard will be referred to but not in any great detail and only in the circumstances that played out regardless of the main character being good or evil. An original story is a must, the Universe needs to be expanded and this is the perfect way to do it.
This is all kind of creepy because just before I saw this post, I was thinking how Mass Effect would make a really sweet movie. Here's hoping if they go ahead with it that they won't butcher it like 99% of all video game-to-movie transition seems to.
Matthew Fox does look the part but I don't know if I could handle watching him as this part. Karl Urban... perhaps.
Never played Mass Effect, but I've had a huge hankering for a truly epic space drama for some time now (probably ever since BSG took a nosedive). If Mass Effect can kill two birds with one stone by being both that and the first video game move to really make a mark than I say more power to it!
I think I just shit myself
I would like to put forth James Cameron as director, Akiva Goldsman as writer, Stephen Spielberg as producer, Mathew Fox as Shepard and music by James Horner.
FATHER! WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN MEEEEE?!?!?!
Now that that's out of my system, I agree with Karl Urban as a choice. He was great in Rings and I think he got a raw deal in Chronicles of Riddick (which I actually liked) and Doom (which...well I didn't).
Avi Arad is just a mere producer, it all comes down to the director and who is writing the scripts. Honestly, it doesn't matter who is producing it, the quality of the movies always depends on a good director and a solid script.
I'm sure if they let Drew Karpyshyn write up the plot outline and then stick to it, it could be pretty good. I read Revelations and I'm half way through Ascension and they're both pretty good.
I don't think it should be anything to do with Commander Shepard or the crew of the Normandy though. They should do the same as they're doing with the rest of the franchise and focus on different areas of the universe, with maybe a few links here or there with the books/games.
Should it be set before or after the first game though?
I think that you can tell numerous stories in the Mass Effect-Universe. I'd like to see the story of ME told from another perspective. Maybe Sarens?
The mainstory itself has every aspect a hollywood flick needs, action, drama, some erotic-tension ...
For the cast, I'd prefer some new faces. I always start seeing an actor in his previous roles and match lines from his other movies into the new ones, which makes me crack up, but destroys lots of movies....
Like "Troy" where I imagined how the siege would have turned out with Eric Bana as Hulk, Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden and Orlando Bloom as Legolas....
I'm with Oncomouse.
I think a prequel about the contact wars would be good, or even show how the other species found the Citadel. Let the games (i.e us) tell Shepard's story
Mass Effect was already basically a huge interactive movie, so this shouldn't be bad. The only problem is that one of the best parts of Mass Effect was the choices that YOU got to make...
Since he already knows the ins and outs of GOOD GAME based on a BAD MOVIE, lets take this GOOD GAME and let VIN DIESEL make it a BAD MOVIE!! har har
'narrative substance'....i think bioshock has enough to work
Either Dominic Purcell or Wentworth Miller for Commander Shepard.
Wentworth Miller for Shephard is actually a really good idea. Good call.
There has never been a good game-to-movie. But that little fact won't stop 'em.
It makes a lot more sense to me than the Bioshock movie. Unless they make the same boneheaded choice with Director.
Keith David and Seth Green should do the roles they had in the game and Christian Bale should play Shepard.
The game: awesome
The book: great
Movie I can only hope would be good enough to do credit to the great storytelling of both the game and the books and Seth Green should definitely be in the movie.
You know The Rock would be the perfect meat-head for the role. He can either play the Paragon or the Renegade, it won't matter.
The Rock gets my vote for Shepard! Laugh and make fun all you want, I think he would do the role perfect.
Looks a lot like vin diesel, too bad he trashed his reputation with those kids movies