Mass Effect Movie Rights Acquired By 'Watchmen' Production Company

By Alice O'Connor, May 25, 2010 7:41am PDT The movie rights to BioWare's Mass Effect sci-fi RPG series have been picked up by '300' and 'Watchmen' production company Legendary Pictures, Heat Vision reports.

'I Am Legend' and 'Thor' screenwriter Mark Protosevich is reportedly in talks to write the screenplay, while producers will include 'The Dark Knight' producer Thomas Tull, Iron Man producer Avi Arad and BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk.

According to Heat Vision, Tull declared that the series was "ripe for translation" with its "depth, compelling characters and an engaging back story." Mass Effect executive producer Casey Hudson agreed, chipping in that BioWare "thought Mass Effect was perfectly suited to be a motion picture."

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