Mass Effect Movie Gets A New Screenwriter

Legendary Pictures Still Has Faith In Film Adaptation.

Legendary Pictures purchased the rights to a Mass Effect film way back in 2008 but like most video game to movie adaptations it has become stuck in the well known “development hell”. Things seemed to be heading in the right direction when screenwriter Mark Protosevich, who had written the story for Thor and the screenplay for I Am Legend, was brought in to write a script.  Now it appears that his draft of the script is being scrapped and a new screenwriter is being brought in.

Morgan Davis Foehl, who has worked as an assistant on Rescue Me and the Adam Sandler movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, has been brought on to start the script from scratch. Foehl is a big Mass Effect fan and the studio has liked some of his other action movie scripts which may have helped in him getting a high profile gig such as this.

This can not be an easy script to tackle considering how large the story for Mass Effect is and not knowing if the movie will be a hit enough to warrant sequels. Does Foehl concentrate on the first game, try and fit in the basics of the entire story in a single film or go in a completely different direction altogether?

Should Hollywood even try to attempt to make a movie based on Commander Shepard at all? Let us know what you think



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