Mass Effect officially headed to the big screen

By Nathan Grayson, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 05:44 GMT


In a world where Doom, Dungeon Siege, Far Cry, Postal, and Mortal Kombat were morphed into movies, it’s refreshing to see a videogame-to-film adaptation that finally makes sense. Congratulations, Legendary Pictures. In addition to probably having a multi-million dollar film franchise on your hands, you’ve won our cautious optimism.

We’re sure that you’re absolutely thrilled.

As of now, the film’s in “the early stages of development,” according to Heat Vision, so concrete details are few and far between. Apparently, “I Am Legend” writer Mark Protosevich is hoping to put his quill to work on the picture, while Avi and Ari Arad will share producing duties with Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni.

Most famously, Legendary lent a producing hand on “The Dark Knight,” in addition to “300” and “Clash of the Titans.” It’s also handling the Warcraft movie.

Meanwhile, BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk will serve as executive producers, as will series producer Casey Hudson. Good combination, right? We’re thinking this one might just be a winner.

Which is great. After all, the better the Mass Effect movie does, the better the chances are that BioWare will decide to produce its surefire success spin-off: Hamlet as depicted by an all Elcor cast.

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