Legendary Pictures have picked up the option to adapt a film based on BioWare's critically acclaimed Mass Effect series, and are going ahead with the project in what looks to be an ASAP capacity. BioWare founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeshuck will executive produce the film, alongside Mass Effect 2 director Casey Hudson. Scripting duties are being looked into by I Am Legend penmen, Mark Protosovich, while Marvel Pics' Avi Arad is likely on board to produce.
There's no denying the series is rich in imagery, imagination and story, but translating the free-form conversation and dynamic decision-making of the game is definitely an arduous task. I doubt it would at all be broached, leaving a major gap in any form of true adaptation.
Still Legendary haven't done us too wrong with the likes of 300 and The Dark Knight under their belt, so we'll just have to wait and see. (I wonder if Martin Sheen will play the Elusive Man?)