Mass Effect Movie Goes Back To The Drawing Board

The Mass Effect movie has been in pre-production limbo for years now, and looks set to stay that way for a while yet, with Variety reporting that the script handed in by Thor writer Mark Protosevich has been binned, with TV writer Morgan Davis Foehl taking over.

Foehl's an interesting choice; he doesn't have a single produced screenplay to his name, but has popped up on people's radars after winning 2009's "Black List", an award handed out to the best unproduced screenplay in Hollywood.

So why give it to such an unproven writer? Well, in good news for Mass Effect fans Foehl is apparently a fan of the series, and "has also penned action pics with a strong espionage bent", which the producers feel would be a good fit for the project.

Legendary arms 'Mass Effect' with new scribe [Variety]

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    please please PLEASE just leave shepard out of it

    thats all I ask

      This this this. I would love to see an ME movie as long as it doesn't ruin the openness of who Shep is and how you can handle things differently.

      Yes. But make sure the intro music is the same!

      I hope the do have Shepard in the film. I can't imagine watching a movie based on a IP i love not having the main character I played in it at all. Seem ridiculous. He's the first human Spectre. It has to be him. If it's the second human Spectre then it loses it's gravity.

        and theres the problem

        "he" is the first has to be "him"

        is your shepard paragon or renengade? black or white? because I can't watch a movie where they get shepard "wrong" so to speak

    I hope the ME movie never gets made, or at least not one with Shepard in it. A movie set during the first contact war could be cool.

    Well I'd rather them do it right than crappy

    id actually prefer something on the lines of a tv series, like BSG, then you could avoid Shepard but have the open-ended and explore the rest of the universe

    The final script revolves around a family in the world of international art and antiquities that metes out justice..probably.

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