Legendary Pictures plans to develop Electronic Arts and Bioware's popular video game series Mass Effect into a feature film: BioWare’s epic science fiction series takes place in the year 2183 and follows Commander Shepard of the SS Normandy who leads a team on a mission to defeat an ancient alien race that invades the galaxy every 50,000 years, wiping out all organic life. The most recent game in the series, Mass Effect 2, was released in January of 2010, and earned rave reviews from critics worldwide.
In the 2000s, producer Avi Arad was the go-to guru when it came to finding out new information about Marvel and its upcoming movies. That post has been slipped to Kevin Feige. But Avi isn't out of the genre game yet. He's now become the man with the plan when it comes to video game adaptations for the big screen, and he has the latest news on the most anticipated releases.
He recently spoke with Kotaku about what are possibly the three most anticipated video game-to-movie projects currently in the pipeline, including Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, the last of which is closest to being a sure thing at the box office.Read More
Legendary Pictures has hired screenwriter Morgan Davis Foehl to write the video game adaptation Mass Effect. Mark Protosevich (Thor, I Am Legend) wrote the first screenplay draft.
The video game is set in the year 2183, centering on a space commander leading an elite team on a mission to destroy a deadly alien race. These mechanized aliens wipe out everything in the galaxy once every 50,000 years. We reported last September that the movie will not follow the video game's exact story. The latest installment of the video game series, Mass Effect 3, sold over 1.5 million copies in its first week of release back in March, earning more than $200 million since its debut.Read More
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?
How are you going to address the element of 'choice' that the players have in the game?Read More
For the first time ever, Legendary Entertainment will hold a standalone panel to provide the Comic-Con International audience with an early look at some of the films from Legendary's upcoming slate.
On Friday, July 22nd, audience participants will have the opportunity to attend an engaging panel consisting of cast and filmmakers from upcoming Legendary films including Pacific Rim, The Seventh Son and Paradise Lost, all to be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, as well as Mass Effect.Read More
Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that Legendary Pictures, whose successful co-productions include The Dark Knight, 300, Clash of the Titans, The Hangover and Watchmen, has acquired theatrical feature film rights to the hit videogame franchise, Mass Effect. The project will also fall under Legendary's co-production and co-financing agreement with Warner Bros., who will distribute the film worldwide. The producers are in discussions with Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, Thor) to draft a screenplay based on the epic science fiction game series. Legendary's Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce the film with Avi Arad and Ari Arad. BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk will serve as executive producers, as will Mass Effect executive producer Casey Hudson.
BioWare's epic science fiction series takes place in the year 2183 and follows Commander Shepard of the SS Normandy who leads a team on a mission to defeat an ancient alien race that invades the galaxy every 50,000 years, wiping out all organic life. The most recent game in the series, Mass Effect 2, was released in January of 2010, and earned rave reviews from critics worldwide.Read More