A film adaptation of the kick-ass and amazingly popular Mass Effect game series has been in development in one form or another since 2008, but so far there’s little to show for it.  As is common with these projects, the studio got one guy to do the script, found it to be not in line with their vision of the movie and then moved on to have someone else rewrite it.

Previously working on the script was Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend), but now Legendary Pictures has set Morgan Davis Foehl to the task.  Foehl is best known for being unknown, working as an assistant editor on many projects, most of them incredibly forgettable.  BUT… he is supposed to be a very big Mass Effect fan.  So at least that’s something, right?

It remains to be seen whether this “big fan” will be able to put together something that will both entice the studio to hand over monies as well as appease fans that, as most people know, almost rioted because they didn’t like the way the third installment of the series ended.  But at least they’re working on it, so in a few more months fans may have some more news on whether it will finally move ahead or get shelved until the next Mass Effect game release generates more interest.


Thanks to collider for the heads-up.

Category: Film, Videogames