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Mass Effect movie on the way

Highly popular, award-winning video game series Mass Effect will be the latest to make the jump from the Xbox to the big screen, with Legendary Pictures—the production house behind The Dark Knight, Clash Of The Titans, and Watchmen—announcing today that it’s picked up the rights to craft a film for Warner Bros. Mass Effect is a sci-fi story set in the year 2183, following a human soldier on his quest to defeat an ancient alien race. We’re not sure how they’re going to make a movie out of that, but screenwriter Mark Protosevich—who also penned I Am Legend and the upcoming Thor—has been tapped to try, with co-producer Avi Arad emphasizing the game’s potential as a “parable whose conflicts mirror the ones we currently face in our own world. This story emphasizes the need for all cultures to learn to work together.” Stupid Hollywood, always trying to make us learn stuff. 

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