Mass Effect: The Movie

Mass Effect: The Movie

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I’m not normally excited about video game movies, because let’s face it – they usually suck. However, when you’ve got a game that has great characters and an even better story, you want to see it make the transition to the big screen. And thanks to Legendary Pictures and Bioware, the Mass Effect movie has begun production.

The game’s creators, Casey Hudson and Mark Protosevich, discussed the film briefly at the Legendary panel at this year’s Comic Con. According to Hudson, the film will be different as the game itself has such strong characters. They also stated that they felt the universe of Mass Effect would translate as well to film as the universe for such films as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

And you know what? I agree completely.

Hudson (who is also attached to the film project) is making sure that the film will include scenes and ideas that they know the fans will love. Personally, I’m curious about the big decision scene that takes place on Ilos. Which way will it go?

Finally, Hudson and Protosevich stated that working with Legendary has allowed them to make sure their movie will be different from other video game movies.

So here’s hoping Hollywood doesn’t frak it up. If they leave the story and characters intact from the game, they can’t go wrong.

I do, however, have one recommendation:

Female Shepard. EVERYONE knows that’s the better storyline. EVERYONE. And it’s time we saw a kick-butt female in a big-budget science fiction film again. Really, Hollywood, everyone who’s played Mass Effect will tell you that the female Shepard works much better, story-wise and character-wise, than the male. WE WANT FEMALE SHEPARD!!!

Make it happen. Now.

  • http://twitter.com/kingofcuteness Oil and Lime

    I totally agree that it should be a female shepard, 100% with you on this, as well as every single Mass Effect player out there.

    Female Shepard totally brings out more of the Shepard character in every way possible. Plus it’s certainly interesting of a thought to think that if done right, she could be the next “Luke Skywalker” except, you know, with boobs! xD

    But yeah, on a much more serious note, Female Shepard is definitely the right way to go, a femine cast over a usually male roll and tone makes it a fresh kick for Hollywood. Also, WHERE THE FRAK IS THAT FEMALE SHEPARD TRAILER THEY PROMISED US?!

    • http://www.fangirlconfessions.com Robin Burks

      There was a contest on the Mass Effect Facebook page about the female Shephard for the trailer, so I’m hoping we see that soon!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonbondgsr Jonathan Bond

    Paragon – Fem Shepard. Renegade – Male Shepard.

  • Anonymous

    But…I didn’t like Mass Effect…

    • http://www.fangirlconfessions.com Robin Burks

      No? It’s actually one of my favorite games. 

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  • http://twitter.com/walterwoodsiv Walter Woods

    Isn’t it kind of pointless to make a movie of game where you determine the outcome?

    • http://www.fangirlconfessions.com Robin Burks

      I sort of originally though the same thing, but as there is a huge population out there that haven’t played the game, and therefore, don’t know the storyline, I think they can enjoy the story itself. If that makes sense. Also, I’m curious to see how the scriptwriters handle all the decision making and consequences. That’s what makes the story good (and also what makes films good).

  • http://twitter.com/walterwoodsiv Walter Woods

    Isn’t it kind of pointless to make a movie of game where you determine the outcome?

    • http://www.fangirlconfessions.com Robin Burks

      I sort of originally though the same thing, but as there is a huge population out there that haven’t played the game, and therefore, don’t know the storyline, I think they can enjoy the story itself. If that makes sense. Also, I’m curious to see how the scriptwriters handle all the decision making and consequences. That’s what makes the story good (and also what makes films good).

  • 83top

    If they made a women play Shepard in the movie I wouldn’t even take it seriously. Mass Effect was designed for players to play as a man, that is why all of the secondary characters are women like Miranda Liara and Ashley

    • http://www.fangirlconfessions.com Robin Burks

      Did you even play the game? You choose to play male or female in the game at the very beginning – the story was created to work with either. Apparently, many took the female version seriously and there’s a great fandom that supports the female Shepard over the male.

      But of course, your answer reminds me of what’s wrong with the gaming industry and a lot of Hollywood. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/locknestra Lindsey Miller

    It would be really awesome to have them be parallel stories happening at the same time, and intersecting at critical times.

    • http://www.fangirlconfessions.com Robin Burks

      That’s actually a great idea. That would be interesting to watch.