I was hoping at Comic-Con Legendary Pictures would clarify their plans for the Mass Effect movie they’re developing. But the extent of their presentation was basically, “Hey, we’re still making a Mass Effect movie. Thanks for stopping by.” Now Legendary has put up Twitter questions that were supposed to be asked during the panel but were skipped due to time constraints.
The biggest piece of new info is that Mass Effect “will be a completely new story.” Screenwriter Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend) previously said his script would be “following and honoring the story,” and Legendary’s comment doesn’t negate that statement. BioWare hasn’t created a single story for Mass Effect as much as it’s created an entire world. Yes, there’s an overarching storyline involving an ancient evil race out to destroy the galaxy, but BioWare has put far more effort into developing the various species, planets, characters, and so forth to the point that any writer could conceivably drop a new Commander Shepard story into the mix and still have it fit. Hit the jump for more. [Update: Now Legendary has changed their tune. Hit the jump for what they're saying now.]