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Mass Effect movie coming to Comic Con – details

Thursday, 7th July 2011 04:04 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The long-silent Mass Effect movie project will get an outing at Comic Con. Schwing.

Gamefront reports Legendary Pictures, the production company behind Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Where the Wild Things Are, and a metric shit ton of other excellent films, has released its Comic Con schedule.

A Mass Effect: The Movie panel is scheduled for July 22, featuring scriptwriter Mark Protosevich and BioWare’s Casey Hudson.

Hudson, along with BioWare founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, serve as executive producers on the project.

EA announced the movie deal with Legendary last year, but we haven’t heard much about it since then. Comic Con looks like our first opportunity to see how it’s shaping up.

The San Diego Comic Con runs from July 21 to 24.

A second Mass Effect adaptation, an anime feature, is due in 2012.

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12 Comments

  1. Ryzilient

    As long as the movie is based outside the main Shepard story, and doesn’t reference specific morality decisions in the series, I’d be happy to pay attention.

    I wouldn’t mind this being based on one of the side characters, perhaps telling the backstory of one of the characters with a deep, troubling origin. However, if this will be released after Mass Effect 3, which it obviously will, maybe we’ll see the fallout of the Reaper Invasion through a new character’s eyes.

    Maybe it might springboard a new Mass Effect saga?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. osric90

    @1 Totally agree. Please God don’t let this come out as a Resident, Silent of any other shitty adaptation (specially Boll’s involded ones).

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    Silent Hill has been one of the best Video game adaptions ever. I infact own that movie because it was good. Don’t compare Silent Hill to that resident evil trash.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. varsas

    I thought the Silent Hill adaptation was pretty good too. I’m just hoping this doesn’t turn out like Wing Commander; though I thought that was fun as a fan of the games.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. endgame

    well as long as the doctors and casey r on it, it will be awesome! :)

    #5 3 years ago
  6. klewd

    The screenwriter wrote Poseidon. It’s going to be shit.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    they should make the movie about when all of shepards teammates died and he was the only one left to survive againest that freshamaw

    #7 3 years ago
  8. joshua nash

    @1 i also agree, but for a different reason, just imagine the flame war that be started if they did a movie focusing on shepard and they decided to make shepard and man, the femshep fans would go ballastic, now as a male shep fan i really truthfully am against a movie based on mass effect just like i’m against a movie base on halo for the simple reason that it will be live action which is a stupid idea, now imo i think that EA/bioware should just make a Msss Effect CGI animated movie in house using the voice actors from the mass effect games(expect for meer cause he sucks ass) and be done with it, cause i truthfully think that it’d be better the option then going the live actor route cause that only leads to more flame wars over who people think should or could do their favorite characters justice

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Ryzilient

    @8 I definitely agree that perhaps a CGI movie in the style of some of the cinematics may be better, but a live-action movie will attract more attention, and this is clearly a monetary move.

    I’m a die-hard Mass Effect fan, but the difference is, I want to see what they do with the movie. If they get a good director, and the script comes out half decent, it could be good. And thinking about it, they can’t do anything that references the Shepard Saga, as then they would be creating main-line canon. They can’t reference the end of the reaper invasion since as far as we know, it could go either way. They can’t work in the future, because then they would have to use events that happened in Mass Effect 3, again creating canon.

    The only way to appease fanboys is to work in the past.

    Gritty earth-based prequel directed by Nolan anyone? Oh, or a movie based around the First Contact war…

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Edo

    They better use this as the opening theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVm_ljDSdwA

    #10 3 years ago
  11. LOLshock94

    spike lee probely direct it

    #11 3 years ago
  12. osric90

    Hm… Thiking twice, Mass Effect is a vast universe of stuff for MOVIES. I don’t like series a lot but I can’t even imagine how it would be to have a Mass Effect top quality series like The Walking Dead, Band of Brothers, Falling Skies, Lost… I mean, high production values, different stories, many characters, love, hate, war, adventure, comedy, drama, horror -remember the IA, creepy- independent episodes and connected ones for concluding a 13 episode season. What do you think?

    #12 3 years ago

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