Posted on September 20, 2011, Phil Hornshaw Legendary Pictures: Mass Effect Movie Is About (Male) Shepard
Back at Comic-Con 2011 earlier this summer, Legendary Pictures and BioWare collaborated on a panel answering a few questions about the upcoming Mass Effect film adaptation. During the panel, lots of fans watching at home used Twitter to fire questions at Legendary and the panelists. It’s been a while, but Legendary has finally gotten around to making all those Twitter answers available to everyone. There’s still not a lot in the way of details, but Legendary has gone ahead and posted a Q&A from the panel that gives a few insights.
In fact, the questions give more “no, that won’t be included” answers than juicy tidbits. However, a few things have been confirmed: 1. The movie will be about Shepard. 2. That Shepard will be male. 3. It’s not a story based on the games. 4. Seth Green is not returning as Joker.
That seems dumb, but whatever.
Meantime, here’s the full Q&A from Legendary’s panel and Twitter:
Q: Will it just be an adaptation of the first game, second game, or a completely new story?
A: It will be a completely new story.
Q: How are you going to address the element of ‘choice’ that the players have in the game?
A: A movie narrative is different than gameplay. There won’t be a choice aspect to this film, just a normal film narrative.
Q: Will it be a trilogy?
A: We are really focused on making this a great movie, so we’ll see where it takes us. We have to get the first one right to know whether there will be more.
Q: Will Seth Green portray Joker (that character he voiced in the game?)
Q: Will the movie be focused on Sheppard?
Q: If the movie is focused on Sheppard, will it be the male Sheppard or the female Sheppard?
Q: Can you give any hints to potential casting?
A: No. Stay tuned.
Q: Will BioWare allow plot / character changes?
A: Yes, we are working closely with BioWare on the development of this project.
Q: Would you consider Daft Punk to do the soundtrack?
A: We love Daft Punk, but it’s too early to say who will produce the soundtrack.