March 24, 2014

Speaking of the Mass Effect movie


 Speaking of the Mass Effect movie

The CEO of Legendary Pictures Thomas Tull mentioned something about a small movie his company is working on:

Mass Effect is another story that we love, and it's incredibly sprawling and complex. We're not going to screw up Commander Shepard. That's another one of those things where we're being a little bit precious about it, but unless we feel like we can absolutely crack it and know what the movie is, we're just not in the position where we have to make stuff just because we have to. That's the way we treat every one of these. I'm a huge Mass Effect fan. I play. I'm personally a fan of all these different things, and we don't to screw them up, so that's the way we go into these. The bar is very high, and that's just our approach.

That’s after Legendary rejected a script by Mark Protsevich. He wrote I am Legend and Thor.

IGN also asked Tutt: Is there a particular challenge in adapting Mass Effect, which has these well-established characters, even more than Warcraft, which has more of an open canvas?

Tull: Yeah, I think the canon they've created is sophisticated. It's very broad, meaning you can't pitch that in 30 seconds, right? It's a complex story. So it is challenging. If it wasn't challenging, the movie would have been out by now, but it is. We've just got to stick to our guns that, if it's a movie that's going to come from us, we want it to be great. If we can't crack that yet then we just have to keep working.

Which basically translates as they have no idea what they are doing and have no real direction on the movie. Makes me think this film is going to go the way of the Halo movie.

Here's a question - would they make two movies? Cos we need a Femshep movie....

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