Mass Effect the movie; coming soon to a theatre near you!

Posted May 28, 2010
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That’s right folks!! The circle of life continues; blockbuster game is made, game sells millions of copies, game gets a horrible mutilation from the story line and is not even close to the original story by becoming a Hollywood movie.

*Sigh* why must Hollywood ruin all the good games for us by turning them into movie? Doom the movie; failure, House of the dead; Failure. The list goes on and on and on.

Mass Effect: The Movie will be nothing like the game of course; you can’t customize your Shepherd, you can’t choose the paragon (good) or renegade (bad) conversations and you have no control over your character you will have to sit through a movie where YOU are not even the player.

“Mass Effect is a tremendous property ripe for translation to the big screen,” said Thomas Tull, Chairman and CEO of Legendary Pictures. “Mass Effect is a prime example of the kind of source material we at Legendary like to develop; it has depth, compelling characters and an engaging back story. This coupled with Avi and Ari producing and the skills of a great team adapting the screenplay, are the start of turning this smash videogame based property into a successful feature film.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Legendary,” said producer Avi Arad. “EA and BioWare are terrific partners who have created a brilliant piece of fiction with a universe filled with amazing aliens and technology. More importantly, though, they created a parable whose conflicts mirror the ones we currently face in our own world. This story emphasizes the need for all cultures to learn to work together. All this magic is presented in a fast paced action-adventure that makes for the best kind of movie experience.”

“At BioWare, we’ve always thought of Mass Effect as having the depth, emotion and plot twists perfectly suited for an adaptation to a motion picture,” said Casey Hudson. “With Legendary and Avi and Ari Arad attached, we believe that the Mass Effect movie will be an extraordinary entertainment event that realizes our vision for the franchise and thrills fans.”

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