MASS EFFECT is Going to be a Movie
The wildly popular video game “Mass Effect” is going to be adapted for the big screen according to an exclusive report from the Hollywood Reporter. The film rights to the Electronic Arts-BioWare game have been acquired by Legendary Pictures and the company has a talented cast lined up to write and produce the film.
The epic sci-fi action game debuted in 2008 and focused on a human soldier and his starship, the SSV Normandy, as it battled aliens in the year 2183. The story spans several galaxies in the hunt for a long-extinct race of aliens, dormant beacons and features a laundry list of alien species. A sequel to the game was released in January.
Legendary Pictures’ has played a role in some major projects in the past, including “The Dark Knight” and “300”. The company is looking to hire Mark Protosevich, who wrote “I Am Legend” and worked on “Thor”, to write the script for the film adaptation. Avi and Ari Arad will join Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni to produce the film. Arad Productions is working on a film adaptation of the video game “Drake’s Fortune”.