The lights are on
On the eve of the release of the Prince of Persia movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, news comes down that Mass Effect has been picked up by Legendary Pictures.
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that Legendary Pictures (co-producing such films as 300 and The Dark Knight) has picked up the rights to make a movie on the Mass Effect franchise, with BioWare co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka serving as executive producers along with the game franchise's executive producer Casey Hudson. The film is still in the very early stages, and Mark Protosevich (Thor, I Am Legend) has been approached to write the movie.
One of the its producers, Avi Arad, is the founder of Marvel Studios, and as such has an extensive background in producing comic book films. Arad sees great potential in a Mass Effect movie, saying the game is "a parable whose conflicts mirror the ones we currently face in our own world. The story emphasizes the need for all cultures to learn to work together." Arad also has plans to work on the Uncharted and Infamous films.
With its myriad worlds and alien races, Mass Effect would be a challenge to bring to the silver screen, but the strong Command Shepard would also be an easy character to center on.
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good now that its legendary it should be done right.
InFamous and Uncharted movies too? sweetness.
Give this film the Avatar treatment. It deserves nothing less. However, lets hope this actually gets a decent script. And also, unlike Avatar, have decent, memorable characters. And also, unlike Avatar... You know what, forget what I said.
Well hot ***! Even though the games bore me to tears I'm still very interested in the universe and story the game creators dreamed up. A movie sounds like the perfect outlet for me to get into the franchise. That is until they make a 3 hour film with 2 hours of calm talking, 45 minutes of planet scanning and one explosion at the end that sets up a cliff hanger.
I will be there opening night. Just the other day I was talking to my friend about how awesome a Mass Effect movie would be.
is it possible to make a movie based on a game good? ...hopefully
sounds like the right people are involved. in the videogame, they've got a tough act to follow. here's hoping they do it justice.
still have to play this amazing series.................
I've pretty much decided, that game movies can not be done. It's just not possible to condense even the shortest of games these days (what, 6 hours) into a movie... let alone epics like Mass Effect.
*closes the book*
Hmmm..... I could see this turning out badly if it weren't for the fact that 3 people involved with the series are attached . Good luck , the fans will crucify Legendary if it fails .
For uncharted movie I can't think of any good actors that could play drake except Nolan North but thats unlikely hes usually only voice
I'd like to see this, but... I have a feeling that is is going to turn into something along the lines of 5 or 6 movies because of the length of the games, if it is based on the game storylines. You are also asking to piss off about 90% of who played the game because every time you play it through can change the story drastically. The game is about making your own story, your own Shepard, so I'm interested in seeing how that would turn out. I would have to guess there would be no relationships in the movies, or that the over arching Ashley/Liara relationship that presents itself in certain situations over multiple playthroughs.
I think an interesting way to look at the Mass Effect universe would be through one of the people accompanying Shepard instead of Shepard Him/Herself. Idk, we'll have to wait and see. Prince Of Persia looks decent, so we'll have to see where this one goes. The problem with movies based on games is that they have to be the bare bones of the story lines. For a linear storyline like Prince of Persia or something like God of War that isn't a big deal, for something as big and widely arcing as Mass Effect I'm skeptical.
Also, how is anyone bored by Mass Effect? I have a feeling that Warbuff6644 is just a dumbass hater. If you don't like Mass Effect then there is something seriously wrong with your head. Or the only games you like are FPS and sports games, in which case you have no right to comment on what is good and what isn't. If you are claiming that it is boring then you haven't played the games at all. Picking up the game and playing one mission doesn't mean you know anything about the game. Yeah, there are parts of the game which become tedious, but there's that stuff in every game.
Might be an interesting moive...