[Movies] Mark Protosevitch Explains The Difficulty Of Writing Mass Effect Movie
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.04.2013
It will be the only video game movie he does...
Screenwriter Mark Protosevitch (Oldboy, The Cell, I Am Legend) recently spoke with Badass Digest about adapting the video game Mass Effect for a film. However, he eventually left the project. He explained
He said: "I wrote a couple of drafts and then they brought on a new writer. When I was on it I was definitely adapting the first game. That story, it was very much the first game. And that was the approach. It was the first game adaptation I did and it will probably be the only one. They're hard. I will freely admit it was hard. Because - especially with Mass Effect - there's just so much material. Narratively, with the game, you're talking about nine, ten hours of narrative you're jamming into two hours. I hope they pull it off. I'd love to see a Mass Effect movie. I think I did some good work, but even I'll admit I didn't pull it off."