Mass Effect

August 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Film, Movie News


Mass Effect Film Moving Forward. Legendary Pictures will focus solely on the mythology of the first story in the popular video game series for its ‘Mass Effect’ film adaptation. The story takes place in the year 2183 with an elite human soldier named Commander Shepard setting out to explore the Galaxy on a starship, the SSV Normandy. ‘Mass Effect’ is based on the Electronic Arts-BioWare video game.

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  • Release Date: TBA, 2012 (2D and 3D theaters)
  • Studio: Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adaptation
  • Director: Unknown
  • Screenwriter: Mark Protosevich
  • Official Website: Warnerbros.com
  • Starring: Unknown
  • Running Time: Unknown
  • MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

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Legendary Pictures has picked up rights to “Mass Effect,” the Electronic Arts-BioWare video game. The story takes place in the year 2183 with an elite human soldier named Commander Shepard setting out to explore the Galaxy on a starship, the SSV Normandy.

Thirty-five years prior, humankind discovered a cache of technology on Mars, supposedly built by a technologically advanced but long-extinct race called the Protheans. Studying and adapting this technology, humanity has managed to break free of the solar system and has established numerous colonies and encountered various extraterrestrial species within the Milky Way galaxy. Utilizing alien artifacts known as Mass Relays, the various space-faring races are able to travel instantly across vast stretches of the galaxy.

The project will also fall under Legendary’s co-production and co-financing agreement with Warner Bros., who will distribute the film worldwide. The producers are in discussions with Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, Thor) to draft a screenplay based on the epic science fiction game series. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce the film with Avi and Ari Arad.

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