Mass Effect to invade the big screen
This could be a good thing or a bad thing… EA have just confirmed that they’re making Mass Effect into a movie. The franchise has been acquired by Legendary Pictures, who are best known for their co-productions of The Dark Knight, Clash of the Titans, 300,Watchmen and, um, The Hangover, as part of their co-financing agreement with Warner Bros.
“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. 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.”
(Via gamepron, SFW)
Personally, I can’t wait to see what they make of it. Of course, they could horribly screw it up, as has happened in so many game-to-film adaptations (just watch anything by so-called “director” Uwe Boll to see what I’m talking about)
Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 are some of my favourite games of all time, and I’m eagerly awaiting part 3 of the trilogy (yes, apparently that’s what it will be – BioWare announced that there wouldn’t be a fourth instalment), and I’d love to watch a sci-fi adventure set in that particular universe.