Mass Effect's movie adaptation could be in some serious trouble.
I found some interesting news after browsing online about the Mass Effect movie. Legendary Pictures, the studio in charge of the game's big screen adaptation, has decided to throw in a wild card.
Mark Protosevich, the writer of I Am Legend, was originally in charge of adapting Mass Effect's story into script format. As of late, however, Legendary has tossed him out and left the fate of the movie to the novice hands of an unpublished screenwriter.
His name is Morgan Davis Foehl, and apparently, the guy's only major contribution to the movie industry is working as the assistant editor of this movie. Currently, he's working on a comic-book-to-movie adaptation, and his style is said to have a strong espionage influence.
I honestly don't think this was the right move for Legendary. Since Hollywood adaptations of games don't always go so well, it's the safer bet to stick with more professional talent when it comes to things like directing and screenwriting. I'm not against the idea of change, don't get me wrong. But giving a piece of pen and paper to someone with almost no proffessional experience and telling him to adapt a cherished, bestselling RPG into a Hollywood movie seems like a recipe for disaster. Call me crazy.
Maybe I'm wrong, though. Maybe this Foehl guy will bring Mass Effect to the true movie glory it deserves. Maybe he'll blow the audience away with some intense writing skills. What do you guys think? Has Legendary thrown any hopes of a successful Mass Effect movie out the window, or will their decision to give the underdog a chance pay off?
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