"Earlier today during the San Diego Comic-Con, Legendary Pictures, the studio behind Inception, Batman Begins, and many other great films, held a panel to speak briefly on their upcoming game-to-film venture with Mass Effect." -TheGamerAccess.com
I sure hope Mass Effect doesn't turn into another game-to-film disaster.
It probably will, they almost always do.
Who will play the protagonist?
^ You get to pick who plays the actor at the start of the film. Then you wear these special glasses that photoshop the actor's face onto Shepard for each frame.
I liked Silent Hill .... *runs
Silent Hill generally seems to be acknowledged as one of the few game-to-film adaptations that isn't total crap. I enjoyed it too.
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers was pretty damn good for a Hack N Slash.
Well thats because it was book>movie>game, not the other way.
Resident Evil anyone?
Is this going to be a animation film or live action...because if it's live action get Matthew Fox to play Shepard...please
Matthew Fox? lol your a funny guy
No way i think they need a woman for shephard. I think just as many people used a female. For me it will be be odd seing a guy shephard. Idk i associate mss efeect with her, thats the best part i guess all of our characters were so different. They will have a hard time keeping all of us happy but just make the best damn sci-fi movie thats true to the game and it'l do fine. I cant wait for 3.
Uncharted, now Mass effect?!?! Developers, just please make a good movie by playing the game first!
not half as important as expanding the franchise into film(s) and eventually television. that audience doesn't give a shit about the game or ultra slow elevators. It has to be VERY good to make a dent in the sci-fi movie realm, better than all that JJ Abrams flashy action packed sexy stuff and Joss Whedon flashy action packed sexy and smart stuff..
I hope so. I really really hope so.
Thing with a Mass Effect movie is that, it'll be hard to please everyone as the game wasn't only paragon or only renegade...I hope they manage to resolve this issue, as I personally love renegade Shep, and others like paragon Shep. Maybe a mix of both? Or....neutral Shepard? His only response is "I do not have any feelings one way or another. I should go"
I like the shpeard that is mostly one way, with a little of the other. Either way, overall I think they are both good because they are saving alot of people. An example is sometime you do a renegade thing and it saves someones life, or do the paragon choice and piss someone off. My shepard helps good people and is mostly paragon, but I just kill people who get in my way without hesitation and do the evil choice if it makes my job easier when dealing with bad guys. I dont like to be all one way because I like to decide to do what I think is best in each situation regardless of if its the paragon or renegade. Either paragon or renegade are overall heroes, one is just more ruthless. Its not like renegade shepard can join the reapers and kill everyone(would be cool if that y put that in there) In the movie he would have to be overall paragon mostly I think, but I hope he has some renegade ruthlessness as well. Like my shepard who is a paragon, but does cool renegade stuff all the time like punch that reporter woman in the face, shoot the explosive pipes while the enemies are talking to avoid wasting ammo and pretend every store on the citadel in his favorite so he can get all the discounts(not a renegade thing really, but its not honest of him).
It would have to be good. I think they should test the waters with a good hardcore CGI one like Final Fantasy VII did.
You know what? Given that it's Legendary making it, there MIGHT be some hope for it. They've been on a bit of a roll recently.
I find it funny that despite how much games have absorbed from cinema, game movies still largely suck.
Lets wait and see about the casting. Thats really going to be important.
I'm pretty sure I remember hearing that the film is set during the First Contact Wars, so really it's not a typical game->film adaptation. They just have to get the basics of the Mass Effect universe right, which shouldn't be that hard... Edit: found a link, although there is different information between sources http://www.imdb.com/title/t...
They will probably cast Nicholas Cage as shepard just because he is a big name and desperate for cash... and because I can't stand him and the universe likes to destroy the things I love like Mass Effect.
I will slice my wrists if Cage is given the role. No no NO! Shepard is not a wide eyed smarmy kind of guy. I almost picture the Marine guy who was in Avatar; the guy in the wheelchair.
jake sully-sam worthington, could actually pull it off.
Oh yeah? I wonder which limp douche bag hollywood actors will completely ruin a great opportunity for a good film. Val Kilmer? George Clooney? Angelina Jolie? or even worse Ryan Reynolds or, as mentioned above, Dickholas Cage?.... Puke. I'd hope for some decent no-names just to make it all bearable.
I hope who ever is directing the movie actually played the game, and it doesn't turn out as another hollywood butchering.
Let's hope it's good. I mean, I don't see how it actually can be, but let's hope.
The studio is also behind gems like Jonah Hex,Lady In The Water,Due Date....just sayin' Although their Great film to poor ratio is substantially better than 90% of other studios.All in all,it all depends on scriptwriters and the director paying special attention to the Mass Effect universe and corresponding with Bioware.
I actually believe that this will make a good movie, because its main theme is Story, which will make a great movie.
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