For those of you looking for more answers and information about the upcoming Mass Effect movie Legendary Pictures posted a little question and answer session that was held during the Comic-Con panel via their twitter. Fans asked questions and Legendary answered. This information was posted on their site in early August, but it just recently hit the web. Check out the Q&A session below and tell us what you think!
Q: Will it just be an adaptation of the first game, second game, or a completely new story?
A: It will be a completely new story
Q: How are you going to address the element of 'choice' that the players have in the game?
A: A movie narrative is different than gameplay. There won't be a choice aspect to this film, just a normal film narrative.
Q: Will it be a trilogy?
A: 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.
Q: Will Seth Green portray Joker (that character he voiced in the game?)
Q: Will the movie be focused on Shepard?
Q: If the movie is focused on Shepard, will it be the male Shepard or the female Shepard?
Q: Can you give any hints to potential casting?
A: No. Stay tuned.
Q: Will BioWare allow plot / character changes?
A: Yes, we are working closely with BioWare on the development of this project.
Q: Would you consider Daft Punk to do the soundtrack?
A: We love Daft Punk, but it's too early to say who will produce the soundtrack.
These answers basically contradict what we have previously heard. It was stated at the actual panel by screenwriter Mark Protosevich, that his script would be “following and honoring the story” of the series. But in this Q&A they say it will be a completely new and different story. I guess they can still follow and honor the story even if it's completely new, perhaps it will expend on the story of what has already been told.
Mass Effect has the potential to be an incredible video game adapted movie, and I hope they end up developing a movie worthy of the game. Legenday Pictures seems like the want to do stuff right and tell the right stories so I'm not really that worried, about this adaption... yet.