Mass Effect movie comes to Comic-Con

Legendary Pictures, the film production company that brought us titles like The Dark Knight and Inception, announced their plans to reveal information for their Mass Effect movie at Comic-Con in San Diego this year. The panel, slated for July 22nd, will feature BioWare’s Casey Hudson, project manager for Mass Effect 2, and screenwriter Mark Protosevich. Protosevich previously worked on movies Thor and I Am Legend, among others.

Legendary acquired the rights to the film in May, but details have been slim since. At the time of the announcement, producers Avi and Ari Arad, currently working on the Uncharted movie, were in discussions but there has been no confirmation since.

This movie is separate from the FUNimation anime film that was announced in April.

A few of us at GamesRadar will be calibrating our schedules in hopes of attending this panel at Comic-Con. Will we see some of you there?

Source: CVG 

Jul 7, 2011

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  • GreasySTEVE927 - July 12, 2011 4:41 a.m.

    I hope they do something on the backstory of a biotic (or the first biotics). Maybe Kaidan? Even though he is extremely dull...
  • wedgie - July 8, 2011 7:08 p.m.

    At points throughout the movie will it pause and ask us to hit the button in our seats to make decisions for the characters?
  • ZiltoidTheOmniscient - July 8, 2011 4:42 p.m.

    If I had to pick one game that would actually make a decent movie it would be this...but I still think they should leave it since the game's more or less like a movie already. I hope it turns out to be a spin off from the games. They have a huge universe to tap into, it would be waste to not use it.
  • UsernameLoser - July 8, 2011 3 p.m.

    I Am Legend was awesome, but I'm sure there will be a controversy over gay relationships.
  • jackthemenace - July 8, 2011 11:40 a.m.

    @NotBraze- That'd actually be really cool, I think.. They could have, like, a whole Romeo and Juliet thing going on, with a Human woman and a Turian Dude as Star-crossed lovers. AHA! STAR-crossed...?
  • RicePuddingUK - July 8, 2011 10:06 a.m.

    Oh please please please be good! Mass Effect is too high profile to screw up like over Game-to-film conversions plus with Bioware on board they won't go wrong!
  • Ausoi - July 8, 2011 4:05 a.m.

    Mark Protosevich? The movie is gonna suck..
  • KolbitosFruitJuice - July 8, 2011 2 a.m.

    Has potential to be a glorious movie of eye-popping wonder, or a complete and utter disaster. I shall wait and see. I kind of don't want them to make it about commander shepard though. I feel they would fuck up the actor. The mass effect universe is large and expansive, we shall see
  • Siion - July 8, 2011 1:15 a.m.

    I would like to see a nice CG film since they could use all the same voice actors etc but i will try not to be too pessimistic about another live action game based movie. I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
  • Clovin64 - July 8, 2011 12:24 a.m.

    I'm still highly sceptical at the prospect of live action calibrations.
  • TheRandomFool - July 7, 2011 11:36 p.m.

    So long as they have it set long before Shepard, and don't be retarded, it sounds great. Wait, is that possible?
  • Darth_Griffin - July 7, 2011 11:25 p.m.

    With that kind of creative team behind it, this can't be anything but awesome.
  • NotBraze - July 7, 2011 11:13 p.m.

    BioWare has already said that Commander Shepard's story will remain exclusive to the video games, and that any stories they tell in other media (like comic books, novels, and the upcoming film) will focus on other aspects of the universe. I suspect the movie will tell the story of the First Contact Wars, but I'm not sure. I guess we'll all find out soon.
  • smashpro1 - July 7, 2011 11:05 p.m.

    Seth Green better be playing Joker, and Shepard better be sexing aliens.
  • Acerlux - July 7, 2011 11:04 p.m.

    Hah. Calibrating. I think they're best off if they avoid anything Shepard like the plague.
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - July 7, 2011 10:53 p.m.

    The Dark Knight and Inception? Both good movies, maybe this will be the first game based move that's good. And no I live in Michigan, so I won't be at Comic Con.
  • HitmanSB07 - July 7, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    The screenplay in those two movies were virtually the only good parts so this could actually be...okay? I'm looking forward to the anime more though.
  • kiwidaydreams - July 7, 2011 10:48 p.m.

    Won't be there, but I'm dying to hear the details! Live-action Garrus FTW.

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