Saturday, July 9, 2011 | By: BlackGargie

Mass Effect into a MOVIE~!!!


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On May 24, 2010, EA announced that Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros. acquired the rights to a Mass Effect film, with Mass Effect's executive producer Casey Hudson as well as Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuck from BioWare serving as the movie's executive producers. Legendary Pictures plans to produce the film with Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Avi Arad.[18] The producers are in negotiations with screenwriter Mark Protosevich about penning the script. The Mass Effect movie is in the nascent stages of development.[19]

Mass Effect Movie Happening

Batman and Spidey producers take on EA-BioWare game.

May 24, 2010

The producers behind The Dark Knight and Spider-Man are teaming for Mass Effect, a live-action, big screen adaptation of the Electronic Arts-BioWare videogame.

Legendary Pictures' Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni have acquired the film rights to the game and will produce the movie along with former Marvel Studios honcho Avi Arad and his son Ari Arad. BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk will serve as executive producers, as will Casey Hudson. Warner Bros. will distribute the film.

Furthermore, the producers are in negotiations with screenwriter Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, Thor) about penning the script. The Mass Effect movie is in the nascent stages of development.

"Mass Effect is a tremendous property ripe for translation to the big screen," said Thomas Tull, Chairman and CEO of Legendary Pictures, in a statement. "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."

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.

Mass Effect Movie Coming in 2012

BioWare has an anime feature film in development at FUNimation Entertainment.

By Chris Pereira, 04/07/2011

Mass Effect 2

BioWare has announced it is collaborating with FUNimation Entertainment on a Mass Effect-based anime feature film, production of which is already underway.

Mass Effect executive producer Casey Hudson will serve in the same capacity on the film, which is being co-produced by T.O Entertainment, Inc. FUNimation is the same company responsible for the Dragon Age anime movie that's currently in the works for release later this year.

"Over the last few years, we have revealed different pieces of the Mass Effect world through different media. Extending the story through an anime medium is another amazing opportunity for us," said Hudson in a press release. "Partnering with FUNimation ensures that we will bring this rich universe to life with the utmost quality and the same attention to detail that the Mass Effect games are known for."

The Mass Effect anime is expected to be released during summer 2012. Like the Dragon Age anime, it'll be a direct-to-video affair, so don't make plans to see it in theaters.

Those who are still holding out for a proper live-action Mass Effect movie aren't necessarily out of luck. BioWare claimed early last year that there had been a "tremendous amount of interest" from Hollywood in making a Mass Effect movie before Legendary Pictures picked up the rights.

I am SO looking forward to this~!!!!!!!!!!!

P/S: Check out some of the crazy suggestions that the fans made on the possible casts for ME: The Movie

  • The original actors?

    Posted: May 04, 2011 12:00AM PST by gamerlegend73

    If they do this movie will it be live or animated? I would like to see a live version from the Mass Effect universe! I think they should use the original actors from the video game. It would make sense since these actors are real? Right?

    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

LOL~!!! AWESOME~~!!!!


Amy the Kitten said...

See?? Told you.
But I can't believe the matching to people from the second game. The first movie isn't even out yet.
Again, not at all looking forward to the anime, especially for Dragon Age.
Movie, cannot wait.