Mass Effect Movie Gets New Writer
The Mass Effect movie has a new writer today for better or worse. Morgan Davis Foehl, who has worked as on shows such as FXs Rescue Me and the Adam Sandler comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, has been tapped to replace Mark Protosevich (Thor, I Am Legend), who penned the first version of the script.
While Foehl has yet to have a screenplay produced, his wor k on Whatever Gets You Through the Night did land him on the 2009 Black List, a list that highlights notable unsold scripts. Producers were reportedly interested in Foehls take on the project given that he is a fan of the Mass Effect series.
Details about the movies content have changed a few times since its initial announcement from being a standalone movie back to being focused on the adventures of Commander Shepard. Another bit of the details were included in Varietys report.
"Mass Effect" easily marks Foehl's most high-profile project to date. First game takes place in 2183 and revolves around a human space commander who leads a team on a mission to defeat an ancient race of mechanized aliens that invade the galaxy every 50,000 years, wiping out all forms of organic life.
Although they have announced their retirement from the gaming industry, BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk are still reportedly serving as executive producers along with Casey Hudson.