Almost three years to the day since I first (and last) wrote about the potential for a Mass Effect movie, a few more details have emerged. But few is the operative word here, it isn’t as though BioWare or Legendary Pictures are waxing lyrical on their plans.
In 2008 I noted that although Mass Effect has the potential to make a good movie, certainly compared to a lot of video games, so few game-to-movie adaptations have worked thus far that my tolerance level for them is through the floor.
The latest news, which comes from San Diego Comic Con panel held back in July (via Dark Horizons, via Gamefront) suggests the movie will tell a whole new story and could form the basis for a trilogy, assuming of course there is a demand.
The Mass Effect storyline is compelling, with enough detail and background to rival many sci-fi novels. But will that necessarily translate into a good film? I remain thoroughly unconvinced, but then anything has to be better than Battleship, right?