Mass Effect movie gets new writer

Legendary Entertainment has found a new writer for its Mass Effect movie adaptation, a relatively unknown who has experience with action-espionage films and is a fan of the series.

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Film production company Legendary Entertainment has found a new writer to helm its Mass Effect movie adaptation. Legendary picked relatively unknown writer Morgan Davis Foehl to head up the new draft. Foehl is said to be a fan of the game series, and has a background in writing action-espionage scripts.

Variety reports that the first draft was handled by Mark Protosevich (Thor, I Am Legend). Foehl has not had one of his scripts produced yet, but was the assistant editor on Rescue Me and I Now Pronounce you Chuck and Larry. He also penned Whatever Gets You Through the Night. That screenplay landed him on 2009's "Black List," a voting pool that features up-and-coming writers.

Avi Arad is still on tap to produce the film along with Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni. BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk are still listed as executive producers, despite their recent resignation from the company. Last year, we learned that the movie would star male Shepard in the lead, but that BioWare would allow plot and character changes as needed.

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    October 25, 2012 8:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Mass Effect movie gets new writer.

    Legendary Entertainment has found a new writer for its Mass Effect movie adaptation, a relatively unknown who has experience with action-espionage films and is a fan of the series.

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      October 25, 2012 8:26 AM

      After the awfully botched game ending, I'm not sure I wanna watch a Mass Effect movie.

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        October 25, 2012 9:54 AM

        come on, it's hollywood. what makes you think this movie will even include any of the storylines from the games?

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        October 25, 2012 9:55 AM

        Unless they make it not about the main game story. Lots of other places to explore.

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        October 25, 2012 9:55 AM

        come on, this is hollywood. i'd be surprised if they use the same character names in the movie.

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      October 25, 2012 10:22 AM

      Last year, we learned that the "game" would star male Shepard in the lead, but that BioWare would allow plot and character changes as needed.

      Strike and replace with movie

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      October 25, 2012 10:30 AM

      We already know how the movie will go and it will be a trilogy. The first movie Shepard will be stuck on the Citadel for 6 hours, moving aimlessly from one objective to the next . :P

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      October 25, 2012 2:31 PM

      Will half of the movie be driving the Mako and looking for items?

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        October 25, 2012 3:25 PM

        Half of the movie will be Shepard running around his ship talking to crew mates and crouching down in front of the female ones to stare at their crotches.

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        October 25, 2012 3:44 PM

        probe launched