Mass Effect movie rights bought by Legendary

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Mass Effect is slated to hit the silver screen sometime soon, now that Legendary Pictures, co-producer of blockbuster hits like The Dark Knight, 300, Clash of the Titans, The Hangover, and The Watchmen, has bought the motion picture rights to the series.

Bioware’s parent company EA just announced the deal this Monday, saying that Legendary will be in charge of production while Warner Brothers will be in charge of distribution. Thomas Tull of Legendary said that Mass Effect is, "ripe for translation to the big screen… [and] a prime example of the kind of source material me at Legendary like to develop."

The big question for gamers is what portion of the Mass Effect story the movie will cover.  While no word has been given yet, speculation centered around the storyline of the first Mass Effect game seems to be the most likely focus to go with. As exciting as this would be, how faithfully could Legendary recreate the unique RPG experience in movie adapation form?

Stay tuned for more details as they develop.



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