It has been just over two years since the original announcement that Legendary Pictures had acquired the rights to the critically-acclaimed video game franchise, Mass Effect. In a recent article, it was reported that the script was completed by the film’s sole writer, Mark Protosevich (I am Legend), whom had since moved on to his next project, co-writing the script of an upcoming science-fiction epic known as Collider.
Though it appears that the script was recently completed, there is no official word from Legendary Pictures pertaining to the overall status of the project. The studio most recently produced the final chapter in the Christopher Nolan-directed Batman saga, The Dark Knight Rises.
Currently, Legendary Pictures has five films in active production – one of which is Man of Steel, slated to be released in 2013. The adaptation of Mass Effect is one of 14 separate films that the studio has in various stages of development hell; others include Gears of War, Warcraft, and the recently announced reboot of Godzilla.