The lights are on
As reported today,
it appears that a Mass Effect movie is on the way from Legendary
Features. Production is in its earliest stages, so no release date or
casting details are announced. That won't stop us from picking our
favorites for the film, however. Take a look below for who we'd like to see fill out the cast.
Male Shepard - Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator: Salvation)
While male Shepard's appearance is a dead-ringer for the real-life model they used as a reference, a role this big would need to go to an actual actor. Lost's Matthew Fox may look a bit more like him, but we think Sam Worthington would be the best choice for the starring role.
Female Shepard - Annie Wersching (24)
Annie played federal agent Renee Walker in seasons 7 and 8 of 24, so she clearly has experience with pointing guns at things and questioning terrorists. Put a space rifle in her hands, switch aliens out for terrorists, and you've got a dead-on female Shepard.
Garrus Vakarian - Kiefer Sutherland (24)
Sticking with the 24 casting, Kiefer would be a great choice for the take-no-prisoners *** Garrus. However, we don't know if Garrus has quite the heroic alcohol tolerance that Mr. Sutherland has demonstrated throughout his career.
Miranda Lawson - Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck)
In some cases, the best pick is the very same actor/actress that Bioware chose for the character in the first place. Yvonne doesn't have a storied career yet, but her time modeling for and voicing Miranda make her the obvious choice.
Mordin Solus - David Hyde Pierce (Frasier)
Liara T'Soni - Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler)
Ashley Williams - Angelina Jolie (Wanted, Tomb Raider, Mr. & Mrs. Smith)
Thane Krios - That Dude Who Played Abe Sapien (Hellboy II)
Kaidan Alenko - Eric Bana (Munich, Hulk)
Just like no one cared about Ang Lee's Hulk, no one cared about Kaidan (since everyone was trying to sleep with Ashley).
Jack - Natalie Portman (V For Vendetta, Star Wars)
The Illusive Man - Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, John From Cincinatti)
While Martin Sheen did a great job voicing The Illusive Man, he's definitely getting up in years. We'd rather see character actor Bruce Greenwood fill the role.
Joker - Triple H (WWE, Blade: Trinity)
We can think of no one better for the wisecracking Joker than thirteen-time World Champion Triple H of WWE fame (seen here with an unidentified youngster).
Tali'Zorah vas Neema - Famke Janssen (Goldeneye, X-Men, Nip/Tuck)
You wouldn't see her face, but Famke has Tali's body as well as experience playing a Russian-accented soldier in 1995's Goldeneye.
Zaeed Massani - Gerard Butler (300, Gamer)
Gerard has the look and the accent to make him perfect for Mass Effect's veteran bounty hunter.
Samara - Sarah Clarke (24)
Jacob Taylor - Kanye West
Wrex/Grunt - Worf
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An excellent cast for an amzing story, but I stiill would rather seen Martin Sheen as the Illusive Man. Hopefully Legendary will notice this.
anybody who says the movie is going to suck b/c they get to choose the characters actions and that's what shapes the rest of the story obviously doesn't read. you don't get to choose anything in the books either, but the books are just as awesome as the games are. this cast here is o.k., but I also think the movie needs Michelle Rodriguez. giving a role to Shia Labeouff might not be a bad idea too, just not as Shepard, maybe as joker though. Michelle Rodriguez and Meagan Fox should play roles as Ashley and Miranda, but I'm not sure who should play who. the real question I have is: is the movie going to recreate the events in Mass Effect, or will it just continue the timeline, and will the movie also incorporate the books as well????
These are actually great choices.
Loved the Triple H choice with an unidentified youngster thing. clever clever lol. But I can see sam worthington as shepard.
WOW. I loled so hard to this. Especially when they talked about Kaiden getting shoved aside (in other words killed) just to sleep with Ashley (especially since I did that.) Also at the Kanye West thing.
I think a better pick for Zaeed Massani would be that guy who played the Blob in Xmen Origins: Wolverine. He was also Little John in Robin Hood. Can't remember the guys name though...
Any news about the movie ?
BTW: Interesting picks.
They were all perfect
Spot on my man
Joker is SPOT ON. Great job!
wow nailed everyone perfectly
Worf would be perfect
Really??? Sam Worthington???? Guy Pearce for shepard!!! He actually looks a bit like Standard male Shep! Anyone seen Lockout? Not a great film but his appearance and demeanor is perfect!!! Guy Pearce for shepard!
seth green should have been for joker.... same voice actor
The Illusive Man is dead on. I liked how Dan pointed out the unidentified youngster with Triple H. And Kanye does look a lot like Jacob.
The only thing I had a slight beef with is equating Tali's accent with a Russian one.