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Mass Effect movie handed over to new scriptwriter

Thursday, 25th October 2012 01:05 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Legendary Entertainment has given a Mass Effect fan the chance to pen the script for its upcoming adaptation of the BioWare sci-fi epic.

Variety reports Morgan Davis Foehl has been chosen to tackle the script; if his name is unfamiliar, that’s because he’s yet to see one of his projects make the big screen – but his 2009 effort Whatever Gets You Through the Night garnered praise and he’s behind the upcoming Crosshair, too.

Foehl is a Mass Effect fan and his past works are strongly action-oriented, which apparently pleased the production company. He was brought on board to write a new script after Mark Protosevich’s apparently didn’t meet with approval, despite past credits on Thor and I Am Legend.

The film is being jointly produced by prolific gaming fans Ari and Avi Arad alongside Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni. BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, along with Mass Effect lead Casey Hudson, are on board as executive producers.

Thanks, IGN.

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19 Comments

  1. Night Hunter

    “He was brought on board to write a new script after Mark Protosevich’s apparently didn’t meet with approval, despite past credits on Thor and I Am Legend.”

    re-writing of a script is actually pretty normal.

    BTW: Are the Doctors still attached to this? Even after they left BioWare?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Fin

    JASON STATHAM as Commander Shepard.

    I’d watch it for sure.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. roadkill

    @2 What! No! Just! No!!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. MFBB

    Matthew Fox would fit, cant think of anybody else.

    I wonder how they do this, they will for sure not get 200 million us dollar to put in cgi graphics (since video game movies tend to fail and dissapoint).

    #4 2 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    Megan Fox as femshep!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Edo

    James Foxx as black Shepard!20th Century fox should be involved,also get Michael J. Fox!!FOX!!!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. roadkill

    @4 Too right mate!

    @5 Oh please! That dumb bimbo!? If Shepard will be female it should be played by someone smart. Not necessarily good looking. But definitely smart.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Yeah… Kim Kardashian maybe?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    @7: How do you know which actress is smart and which one is stupid?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. roadkill

    @8 LOL!!

    @9 Uum, common sense!? No, I’m just kidding. :) So how do I know that Angelina Jolie is definitely smart while Megan Fox is definitely stupid!? I know because I take into account how they dress, how they look when they talk (facial expressions and eye movement) and the choices that they make in real life.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. viralshag

    ^Stalker…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. osric90

    Michael Fassbender for Shepard. Michael Douglas for Illusive Man.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. fearmonkey

    Karl Urban would make a solid choice, but I also could see him as a sidekick character as well.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Telepathic.Geometry

    I quite like the idea of going the femshep route… And they should make her a lesbian to go ful-on bioware on it. ^-^

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Vapsyvox

    Logan Marshall-Green, perhaps?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. DSeer49

    @13 Agree.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. jdranetz

    Since a 2 hour movie is not a 40 hour game, he’s going to have to take short cuts.
    My suggestion:
    Replace XO Pressley with a female XO in the image of “Femshep”
    She goes on half the squad missions. Maybe 1 or 2 in the entire movie.
    Have her ALREADY engaged to Kaiden.
    Real male shep romances Ashley.
    Male shep chooses to save Ashley at Virmire.
    After Kaiden’s death, XO “femshep” argues and fights actual male shep.
    Liara comforts grieving female XO, romance ensues.
    Mean while Tali and Garrus bond, earlier in story than in game 3.
    There you have it, a way to please most people, and compress romances into 2 hour movie.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. budoshi

    Morgan Davis Foehl has been chosen to tackle the script; if his name is unfamiliar, that’s because he’s yet to see one of his projects make the big screen, i hope he wont mess it up..

    #18 1 year ago
  19. DSB

    I’m cringing already.

    #19 1 year ago

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