Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Mass Effect Movie Announced

News to me anyway. Avi and Ari Arad, Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni, the producers behind  smash hit action movies The Dark Knight and Spider-Man will be the team behind a live-action, big screen adaptation of  Mass Effect. I'm also told that co-founders of Bio-Ware, Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk will serve as executive producers, making sure the big boys stay true to the game.

Mark Protosevich of Thor and I Am Legend fame has been tipped as the potential screen-writer.

In a recent statement, Thomas Tull of Legendary Pictures announced:

"Mass Effect is a prime example of the kind of source material we at Legendary like to develop; it has depth, compelling characters and an engaging back story. This coupled with Avi and Ari producing and the skills of a great team adapting the screenplay, are the start of turning this smash videogame based property into a successful feature film."

Co-Porducer Avi Arad went on to say that:

"EA and BioWare are terrific partners who have created a brilliant piece of fiction with a universe filled with amazing aliens and technology. More importantly, though, they created a parable whose conflicts mirror the ones we currently face in our own world. This story emphasizes the need for all cultures to learn to work together."

I have to admit I fully agree with that last sentance. Mass Effect, like Gears of War, seem's ideally suited for a motion-picture adaption. My only real concern is how they're going to fit all the rich depth and plot-twists of the Mass Effect setting into a single movie. Yet the producers and Bio-Ware seem determined that the forthcoming film will mirror the events of the first Mass Effect Game.

We now return you to you're originally promised schedule of Mass Effect gaming-related goodness.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to this movie, I wonder if we might also see a Killzone based film in the future.. :)

    Do you know if they have a date for Mass Effect yet?