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?)
Will the movie be focused on Shepard?
If the movie is focused on Shepard, will it be the male Shepard or the female Shepard?
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."