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Posted by OrangeChikenSTD

again games should not be made into movies, because fans who enjoyed the immense story and action of the game, will not be satisfied with having a game of such lenght and proportion squeezed into a 2 hour movie

Posted by nomhaaaerwtq
@SpikeDelight: no christian bale should play commander shepherd if he is in the movie
Posted by HarrySound

I would love a condensed 2-3 hours epic movie of the games plot.
IT's good enough.

Edited by Shark82

I just finished the game this morning, which prompted me to search for any film news, because you know if a game gets rave reviews, a movie's on the way. If a movie does get made, I think they should stick to the basic story of the game. A great marketing tool would be to have fans vote online to what they want Shepard to be: Earthborn, Colonist, or spacer; sole survivor, war hero, or ruthless; and of course the classes. From there the team behind the movie can lay the groundwork for what will and won't be in the movie seeing as how there's many different routes the player can go in the game

Director-Zack Snyder
Snyder hasn't done sci-fi, but I believe the guy can do anything he sets his mind to. As we've seen from his films, he stays close to the source material and his style would fit the Mass Effect universe greatly. He's also the master of slo-mo, meaning awesome use of biotics like "throw," and remember the sex scene in 300?...you know where I'm going with this

Commander Shepard- Chris Evans
Evans has proven himself a great actor and he's gotten familiar with action roles as of late. He embodies the default appearance but also brings his own look to the role, which isn't bad considering Shepard can look like whatever the player wants him to look like.

Ashley Williams-Olivia Wilde
I know she wouldn't be everybody's first pick...hell, she doesn't even "look" the part...but she resembles Williams enough to play her. Google images of her: some will make you say to yourself "what is this guy thinking," but others will make you say "maybe he's got something." She's shown she can play a feisty female who doesn't put up with crap in House and this could be a major turning point in her career if the project is handeled well

Joker-Seth Green
He voices him in the game...and he's an actor...no brainer

Captain Anderson-Keith David
Same reason as Seth Green for Joker

Liara T'Soni-Kristen Bell
Bell has lent her features to games before(Assassin's Creed), so why not a game adaptation? Add in the fact that she dressed up as Princess Leia in Fanboys, and she's pretty much every nerds fantasy at the moment...complete their wishes, Kristen

Posted by FatMikeKingOfPunk

Video Game Movies are dumb...period. Somebody needs to tell movie companies to just stop making them...seriously!!!

Posted by lightwarrior179

Mass Effect might have a better chance to do a better job as a movie compared to the other movies-based-on games since it has got a broader scope and a universe which will certainly interest the masses. So probably an interesting prospect,I must say.

Posted by Gunde

If a Mass Effect movie is going to work it will be necessary for it to not take place in the same time-period as the games.

Just look at the two novels, both take place as prequels to the games, as they otherwise would interfere far too much with the games stories. As player choice has such an impact on the story it's just not possible to make any strictly linear narrative during or after the events of the game.

A Mass Effect movie based on the prequels or during the same time-period would possibly work very well, or perhaps one dealing with the first contact war. As long as they get Drew involved somehow with the script it'll hopefully turn out ok.

Posted by thenexus

Seth green as the pilot would suit as that character in game did look like him anyway.

Bale is a very busy guy but he would be a very good shepard, Some of the suggestions here though are daft, I mean sarah M Gellar? She was great as buffy but instant movie failure if you cast her in anything

Posted by sargemat


I am not looking foward to this, Mass Effect is an interactive experence and there for better than a movie.

Posted by Southgrove


Posted by shadowjak

Witwer, the guy who played Starkiller and now Doomsday.

Posted by jakob187

Seth Green should totally play the part of the blue-alien sex scenes!!!

I'd be down for Paul Walker or Karl Urban as Shep, but to be completely honest with you, I think they should get Neal McDonough for him.  Like you said, he doesn't have to look like the stock male dood.  Neal McDonough is a ridiculously good actor that doesn't end up getting many great roles, unless you look at Buck from Band of Brothers.

So that's my choice.

And yeah, I guess if worse comes to worse, Matthew Fox could easily play him.  =  /
Posted by carpei

We'll get to see Mickey Rourke as Wrex, right? Man I sure hope so.

Posted by Aas

In the words of the "volksgrenadier" unit from "Company of Heroes";

"Better not fuck it up!"

Posted by tremayne
'I wanted to make a tasteless joke about blue-alien sex scenes here...'

Well there is the classic Total Recall quote (to the three-breasted hooker);

"Baby, you make me wish I had three hands."

The game was pretty good, if slow starting. Keep Uwe Boll away.
Posted by AaronBelfast

I object!

Posted by Bulldog19892

I agree with Matthew Fox playing Shepard, and I think it would be criminal not to include Seth Green as Joker.

Posted by Neurogamer

I second the Matthew Fox vote... and not just because both characters are named Shepard.

Posted by BiggerBomb
Posted by DukeTogo

Michael Ironside.  Nuff said.

Posted by Hef

I've actually thought about this before when i was playing it. I think this game actually has a good potential for game-to-movie translation.

Posted by Shadow71

I'd watch it, I love the books, hopefully they can base the story on one of those rather then try to fit the 18 hour pacing of a video game into a movie.

Posted by ElectricHaggis

I think its a bad idea.  Don't let Hollywood crap all over something good!

Posted by John

Hey, it could end up great. Just don't go and cast the Rock or Vin Diesel as Shepard. Please. For the love of god, there are better people out there.

Posted by Qwert

I do agree that the story, for once, has enough meat to be turned into full length motion picture. Having said that, I'll wait for reviews before spending my money on this.

Posted by cgrady

ill put money down on it right now: its gonna blow

Posted by rohanspear345

who will play williams? she was my fav character! plus need keith david ftw

Posted by Pibo47

A) I hope they dont make this movie.

B) If they do make this movie, seth green MUST be in it.
Posted by The_A_Drain



I think a Darth Vader voice over job is called for here. If you could lip synch well enough to cast Vin Deisal as Sheppard, but get someone else with a lighter voice to voice him it would be awesome. Or he would just have to stop talking in grunted whispers for once, either way he would fit the role.

Posted by VibratingDonkey

We should remember that this Avi guy also produced movies like Elektra, Ghost Rider, Fantastic Four and Daredevil. My money is on this being similarly terrible.

Matthew Fox for Shepard is such an obvious choice. The guy even has experience playing Shephards, lolol.

I see Lance Henriksen played a part, he should definitely be in there because he's awesome.
And Keith David. And Seth Green. Everyone who can act on screen should reprise their roles.

Posted by Superchris129

Looks a lot like vin diesel, too bad he trashed his reputation with those kids movies

Posted by CrimsonKingX

The Rock gets my vote for Shepard! Laugh and make fun all you want, I think he would do the role perfect.

Posted by selbie

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.

Posted by cjmhockey

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.

Posted by lucas_kelly

Keith David and Seth Green should do the roles they had in the game and Christian Bale should play Shepard.

Posted by Irishjohn

It makes a lot more sense to me than the Bioshock movie.  Unless they make the same boneheaded choice with Director.

Posted by Sandvich

There has never been a good game-to-movie. But that little fact won't stop 'em.

Also, it's clear that BioWare built the default Shephard to look like Matthew Fox (Jack Shephard on 'LOST'...coincidence?)...but if he's smart he wouldn't touch this with a 10' pole.

Name one good video-game-movie. Go.
Posted by demonbear

Wentworth Miller for Shephard is actually a really good idea. Good call.

Posted by Seraphim

Either Dominic Purcell or Wentworth Miller for Commander Shepard.

Posted by deadpoool

'narrative substance'....i think bioshock has enough to work

Posted by Wii60BigScreenGamer

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 

seriously, this is actually good source material. if hollywood F's this one up.......that will just be sad, i guess.
Posted by darthzew

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... 

Posted by KingOfIceland

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

Posted by Mexalen

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....

Posted by apocalypse_blue

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?

Posted by dtran1212

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.

Posted by AlucardaLaCarte


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).

Posted by Raven10

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. 

Posted by Jedted
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