When comes to adapting someone else's work, be it novel, comic or video game, it's always best to stay faithful to the source material in order to satisfy the fanbase. But in the case of a highly-popular video game adaptation MASS EFFECT, it's different story altogether. Apparently during Comic-Con 2011 where Legendary Pictures held their first panel, they were discussed upcoming projects. Other than PACIFIC RIM, another one is of course MASS EFFECT. And guess what... Legendary Pictures has revealed that the MASS EFFECT movie will not follow the game story line! Check out the Q&A session below.
Will it just be an adaptation of the first game, second game, or a completely new story?
It will be a completely new story
How are you going to address the element of 'choice' that the players have in the game?
A movie narrative is different than gameplay. There won't be a choice aspect to this film, just a normal film narrative.
Will it be a trilogy?
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.
Will Seth Green portray Joker (that character he voiced in the game?)
Will the movie be focused on Shepard?
If the movie is focused on Shepard, will it be the male Shepard or the female Shepard?
Can you give any hints to potential casting?
No. Stay tuned.
Will BioWare allow plot/character changes?
Yes, we are working closely with BioWare on the development of this project.
Would you consider Daft Punk to do the soundtrack?
We love Daft Punk, but it's too early to say who will produce the soundtrack.