Report: Mass Effect Movie Rights Bought by Marvel Movie Man

Film producer Avi Arad has bought the film rights to Bioware's cinematic Xbox 360 RPG Mass Effect, according to a report today.

"Numerous sources have confirmed that producer Avi Arad has optioned the rights," reads the report on The Cut Scene. Arad is also producing the Lost Planet movie with his new production company.

Electronic Arts, publisher of Mass Effect and owner of the intellectual property, declined to comment on the report, but the development would fit with the company's plan to generate revenue by way of Hollywood and TV tie-ins.

Arad, who brought Marvel comic book franchises like X-Men, Spider-Man and Iron Man to the silver screen, has yet to attach a director, screenplay writer, or any stars to the adaptation, if he indeed has purchased the rights.

From The Chatty
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    September 18, 2008 5:06 PM

    I think a good number of people know who Avi Arad is instead of calling him "Marvel Movie Man".

    It's like referencing Steve Jobs in a story by saying he's a computer salesman.

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      September 18, 2008 5:14 PM

      I wouldnt have known w/o the "Marvel Movie Man" reference.

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      September 18, 2008 5:18 PM

      No, it's referencing Steve Jobs as "The Apple Salesman"...Arad really *is* the "Marvel Movie Man" ( what else do you know him from?

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        September 18, 2008 5:27 PM

        He's fucking Avi Arad, I guess I thought he would be known to people on an entertainment focused website (this one) He brought Marvel back from bankruptcy and produced BILLIONS of dollars of films. This guy is on the level of Eisner/Bruckheimer/Lucas.

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          September 18, 2008 5:31 PM

          Steve Jobs is fucking Avi Arad?? **confused**

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          September 18, 2008 5:38 PM

          Actually this is more of a video game focused website, rather then general entertainment. Mainly because anything articles that aren't 100% video game focused are in someway atleast related to video games. Also the majority of the people here are gamers, not movie buffs.

          And i had no idea who the Marvel Movie Man was either. Until i read your post that it.

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          September 19, 2008 2:16 AM

          I have never ever heard of him, sorry :)

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        September 18, 2008 5:46 PM

        Those are fair examples.

        I just figured that a lot of people would have known his name because the majority here have seen at least one of his movies in the last ten years and his name is on all of them.

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          September 18, 2008 5:50 PM

          I only pay attention to who directs movies, I dunno who this guy is :/

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      September 18, 2008 5:44 PM

      He's a money guy, buys scripts that don't always get made.

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      September 18, 2008 6:02 PM

      I've never heard the name Avi Arad before in my life.

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      September 18, 2008 6:04 PM

      I'd never heard of the guy. Looking at his IMDb link, I've only seen a few of those films, and I wasn't into any of them enough to actually look into their cast and crew listings to find their producer, of all people.

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      September 18, 2008 7:15 PM

      I only know the name because its the guy who the Ari Gold character from HBO's Entourage is based on. And that character is fucking awesome.

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        September 18, 2008 7:19 PM

        Errr NM, its another guy with some three-lettered-Middle-Eastern-sounding-name-starting-with-an-A (Ari Emanuel). I was close right?

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      September 18, 2008 7:22 PM

      never heard of the guy.

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        September 19, 2008 9:03 AM

        I only remember his name from Spiderman credits - never recognized the name in any other Marvel flick...

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      September 19, 2008 12:45 AM

      But it does give the headline a catchy alliteration...

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