by on May 25, 2010

Mass Effect movie is happening

The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog has exclusively learned that Legendary Pictures has picked up the rights to EA and BioWare’s Mass Effect.

Mark Protosevich, the scribe behind I Am Legend is in talks to pen the movie, which will be produced by Avi and Ari Arad as well as Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni.

The project is said to be in the early stages of development.

Tull described the franchise as “ripe for translation,” adding he felt it had “depth, compelling characters and an engaging back story”.

Mass Effect the game takes place in the year 2183. Players assume the role of elite human soldier Commander Shepard and explore the Galaxy on the starship SSV Normandy.

BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk will serve as executive producers, as will series executive producer Casey Hudson.

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Mass Effect

on PC, Xbox 360

As the first human Specter – sworn defenders of galactic peace –…

Release Date:

05 June 2008