After this week’s news of one promising videogame feature film adaptation moving forward with Michael Fassbender‘s Assassin’s Creed, an update on another has landed. It’s been over a year since we last heard the status of Legendary Entertainment’s Mass Effect adaptation and now Variety lets us know that they’ve given to life to the project with the recruitment of a new writer.
Taking over a first draft from I Am Legend and Thor screenwriter Mark Protosevich, producers have brought on newcomer and self-declared Mass Effect fan Morgan Davis Foehl to take a stab at a rewrite. The newcomer started his Hollywood career as an assistant editor on films like I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and Click, but in recent years he has been attached to a number of sci-fi projects such as Alien Sleeper Cell, from District 9 producers. Although that one never got further along in the development process thus far, if Foehl’s take is well-received expect this project to finally get moving.
The Electronic Arts franchise just received its third iteration this past spring as we continue the adventures of Commander Shepard, following his participation in yet another galactic battle. But the main draw of this series seems to be an experience that can be recreated in millions of different ways depending on your choices. We’ve heard the film adaptation will take on an entirely new story, which seems to be the best direction as to not piss off its own fanbase, by just picking one of the many stories found in the game. Check out the trailer for the latest game below as we wait for more details on this blockbuster.
Are you looking forward to a Mass Effect film?