‘Mass Effect’ Movie Will Not Follow the Game Story

A Legendary Pictures blog post also reveals that Seth Green will not portray the Joker character he voiced in the video game.
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‘Mass Effect’ Movie Will Not Follow the Game Story

Legendary Pictures says the Mass Effect movie will have a brand new story During Comic-Con 2011, Legendary Pictures held their first panel, where they discussed upcoming projects such as the video game adaptation Mass Effect and Pacific Rim. The studio asked fans to tweet questions for the panelists and, due to time constraints, many of the fan questions went unanswered. Legendary Pictures posted answers to some of these unanswered questions back in August, which indicates the Mass Effect movie will follow a completely different story line that what's laid out in the game. Take a look at these questions and answers about Mass Effect below, which includes news that Seth Green, who voiced the Joker in the video game, will not be a part of the movie.

"Will it just be an adaptation of the first game, second game, or a completely new story?

It will be a completely new story

How are you going to address the element of 'choice' that the players have in the game?

A movie narrative is different than gameplay. There won't be a choice aspect to this film, just a normal film narrative.

Will it be a trilogy?

We are really focused on making this a great movie, so we'll see where it takes us. We have to get the first one right to know whether there will be more.

Will Seth Green portray Joker (that character he voiced in the game?)

No.

Will the movie be focused on Shepard?

Yes.

If the movie is focused on Shepard, will it be the male Shepard or the female Shepard?

Male.

Can you give any hints to potential casting?

No. Stay tuned.

Will BioWare allow plot/character changes?

Yes, we are working closely with BioWare on the development of this project.

Would you consider Daft Punk to do the soundtrack?

We love Daft Punk, but it's too early to say who will produce the soundtrack."

Mass Effect comes to theaters in 2016.

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  • RyanMoranMita • 4 years ago

    i just hope they dont ruined the movie i like mass effect videogames i just think there is too much talking in them personally

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    • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

      @dan1 I don't doubt it. I never even played this game and I'm turned off by this news.

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      • Lucas-14702111 • 4 years ago

        No Joker ?? Different story ?? FAIL FAIL FAIL!!

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        • killpack • 4 years ago

          This is why there will never be a video game adapted movie that kicks ass because they can't stick to the story line , they just have to change it and tweak it , even though millions of fans say nay! Until a movie company comes along and makes a video game movie without changing major plot themes there will never be a good video game movie adaptation

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          • killpack • 4 years ago

            God why can't they just make mass effect based on the game , it already has a brilliant story line uggghhhh kill me now!!!!!!!!!!!! damn you hollywood !

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            • SomethingMore • 4 years ago

              Uh...Okay! I want see Gears of War and Spec ops the line becoming a MOVIE

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              • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                @jayaottley I would buy the Xbox just for Gears. Gears is impressive. Bioshock was a surprise

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                • jayaottley • 4 years ago

                  @bawnian-dexeus Resistance is pretty amazing, amped for part 3, but i'm an xbox lover so Gears, bioshock, Mass Effect & Halo are my loves......But MGS is amazing

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                  • jayaottley • 4 years ago

                    that comment did not stand for complicated game franchises, btw.

                    My opinion Gears and halo are easy to adapt to the big screen

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                    • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                      @jayaottley Yup. Resistance is a movie I;d like to see. That's my halo

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                      • jayaottley • 4 years ago

                        @bawnian-dexeus Agreed, and yet these games are fairly simple and easy to adapt, its not like your adapting Metal Gear Solid or something,.

                        Its just that Hollywood likes to complicate things by spectrovating them to the widest auidence possible, when the original source already performed that goal

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                        • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                          @jayaottley It's news like this that cripple any expectations for Halo or GEars

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                          • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                            @SpaceCowboy No, which is part of why they usually suck compared to the game.

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                            • jayaottley • 4 years ago

                              @dan1 I'll know your friend's feelings man, i'm devastated by this news, hence why i'm no longer interested in it, i'll enter with 0 expectation and probably leave with the same feeling

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                              • SpaceCowboy • 4 years ago

                                Do they ever follow the game story anyway?

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                                • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                  @thedude-abides Sigh, yes. I know a certain friend of mine who will be severely let down by this when I tell him.

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                                  • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                    Don't play XBox, but would be fun to see it. But I agree with you @thedude-abides

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                                    • summit10 • 4 years ago

                                      games to films never got off anyway!

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                                      • felipe-11 • 4 years ago

                                        "How are you going to address the element of 'choice' that the players have in the game?". Stupidest question ever.

                                        I'm still looking forward to playing the games (haven't played any yet) but from what I hear the story is amazing, why change it? Hollywood, thats why.

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                                        • ROFLitschristian • 4 years ago

                                          Haven't played Mass Effect but isn't that what makes the game so popular? The characters and the story?

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