Screenwriter Change For 'Mass Effect' Movie Adaptation25 October 2012
As computer game nerds everywhere await the long awaited big screen adaptation of the Mass Effect series of games, they’ll be either delighted or dismayed to know that the project has had a change in screenwriter. It’s good news if you view at as a sign that the film’s getting kicked into action, maybe not so if you think that it means there are some problems afoot behind the scenes (also not so if you’re struggling to remember a single truly decent film adaptation of a video game.)
Variety are reporting that it was Mark Protosevich (credits include Thor and I Am Legend) who worked on the script initially after Legendary picked up the project in 2008. However he did indeed prove just the prototype, and has since been replaced by Morgan Davis Foehl. It’s a potentially risky move, given that Foehl is very much a youngster when it comes to scripts; he’s yet had to have one produced, his experience coming as assistant editor on the FX show Rescue Me and also on the dreadful Adam Sandler comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry. Yeah, shrewd move guys.
Apparently Foehl is a huge Mass Effect fan, which negates his terrible CV in the eyes of the studios. So were 3.5 million people who bought Mass Effect 3 came out this year, you don’t see them all lining up with scripts for the film. Well, you probably do...