Few games are good enough to win awards, but even fewer games do well enough to make it to the big screen. Mass Effect is one of those few games that comes along and offers a gripping story that the film industry can't keep its hands off of. Similar upcoming movies include World of Warcraft and Uncharted, but Mass Effect is well on its way to being the first out of the gate.
According to Deadline, Mark Protosevich has completed the script for the Mass Effect movie and Legendary Pictures will be producing the film. You might be familiar with Protosevich from films such as Poseidon, Thor, and I Am Legend, all of which are action-rich and did well in the box office.
An FAQ has been posted on the Legendary site which reveals a lot about the movie, including the fact that it will be based within the timeline of the original Mass Effect game. Also, casting isn't set in stone so fan favorites such as Seth Green have a shot at appearing in the film, as is your favorite Victoria's Secret model to portray Tali. Lastly, in regard to the player choice found throughout the trilogy, the narrative will be one dimensional, so don't go into the theater thinking you can choose what happens.
Stay tuned for an official cast list and more details on when filming will begin.