Comic-Con 2011: ‘Mass Effect’ movie panel has hype, little content

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Ever since the idea of a “Mass Effect” movie was first brought on the table, it always seemed like the sort of games-to-film that could work  There is a rich story associated with the game, a number of memorable characters, and there is also not so much action that the entire movie just feels like an eardrum explosion.

Unfortunately, the project’s panel at Comic-Con did not really offer up too much when it came to actually letting us know much more about the project. Game creator Casey Hudson and screenwriter Mark Protosevich were both on hand to discuss the project, but really here is all they managed to offer up:

-The movie will tie into the first game rather than the sequels.

-The close connection between the movie and developers could make for a fantastic collaborative effort.

-They feel the “Mass Effect” story blends well with what works on the big screen.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t much else. There’s no cast, director, or release date for the project yet — there’s also no concept art for the movie yet. In other words, get ready for a long, painful wait … much like the wait for “Mass Effect 3” to come out.

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