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Hollywood Wants A Mass Effect Movie

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With Mass Effect 2 releasing next week there is a lot of buzz surrounding it’s arrival and while all the gamers out there are very pumped for the game, it looks like some suits from Hollywood are pretty interested in the franchise as well.

We all know that Mass Effect is one of the most cinematic videogaming experiences that you could have have, so it seems only natural that it should move onto the silver screens, or does it?

The folks from Bioware commented on the happenings surrounding a movie and it seems like they have the right idea. Hit the link for the full story.

Casey Hudson, project manager for Mass Effect 2 spoke a little bit the fact that Hollywood is interested, here’s what he had to say.

“Obviously we have a tremendous amount of interest from people in Hollywood to make a major motion picture about Mass Effect,”

“The most important thing for us is, we don’t just want to see a movie get made. We want to see a great movie get made, if it’s going to get done at all.”

What lovely words to hear and I really hope that they stick to them. Don’t do it unless you are going to do it right. He solidified this idea by stating that,

“We’re just looking at our options there, but waiting to make sure we have something really right before we do it,”

A Mass Effect movie? Yeah, if it’s done right it could be supremely epic (see my casting call from yester-year here). As much as I think that could rock, if they looked at a high-budget TV series, possibly created by Joss Whedon (Firefly, Dollhouse) then we would really be talking.

Thoughts anyone?

PS: Yes, if you didn’t know, commander Shepard is based on DKNY model Mark Vanderloo pictured above, you have actually seen him more than you realise.

Source: MTV

Last Updated: January 25, 2010


  1. Dude this could become the next space-opera-epic if done perfectly… I’d love to direct! :blush:


  2. Faheem

    January 25, 2010 at 14:06

    If not moi then maybe JJ Abrams… he rocked the ballz into Star Trek 😉


  3. Darkling

    January 25, 2010 at 14:12

    Please don’t let Hollywood crap on Mass effect!


  4. Bobby Kotick thinks Uwe Boll should direct

    January 25, 2010 at 15:34

    Rather than pillaging games or even older movie franchises, perhaps it’s time Hollywood gets off it’s arse again and start to give original scripts a chance.

    Are they trying to tell us that there are no original script ideas or concepts around any more? I love Mass Effect, but just like a possible Halo movie or the planned World of Warcraft movie, I’m definitely not interested.


  5. Bobby Kotick thinks Uwe Boll should direct

    January 25, 2010 at 15:36

    Just on the side: I’m glad they included a character editor, because default Sheppard induced a vomit response from me, and now I know why. Thanks Lazy 😀


    • Nick de Bruyne

      January 25, 2010 at 15:57

      I quite liked the standard Shepard, I used him in the first game. His texture and model quality actually looked a whole lot better than the custom characters as well


      • Bobby Kotick has a snor

        January 25, 2010 at 16:20

        I know it makes no sense, and I’m one of those strange folk, but if you’re going to be a Commander, you need a beard or at least a moustache. I don’t know why, but it’s probably got a lot to do with my dad and his dad and their days in the navy.


        • Nick de Bruyne

          January 25, 2010 at 16:26

          What about perfectly crafted stubble?


          • Bobby Kotick makes no sense

            January 25, 2010 at 16:31

            Quite frankly far too metrosexual. It’s a bit like the debate between Italian pointy-toed men’s shoes and a pair of well-worn manly hiking boots.

          • Nick de Bruyne

            January 25, 2010 at 16:47

            Hmmm, tough one then.

  6. Maxiviper

    January 27, 2010 at 15:50

    Why don’t they get James Cameron to make this movie.??


    • Geoff

      January 27, 2010 at 15:53

      He’s too busy having virtual sex with blue aliens.


      • Bobby Kotick has decided that Azazel is the worst boss ever

        January 27, 2010 at 18:09

        and supposedly ripping off ideas from Russian Sci Fi writers… Please James say it isn’t so.


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