When the Mass Effect movie from Legendary Pictures was first announced at San Diego Comic Con, the questions immediately starting flying in. Though the studio attempted to answer the questions in a Q&A on their website, the answers were surprisingly curt, and even failed to properly spell the name of series protagonist Commander Shepard.
Q: Will it just be an adaptation of the first game, second game, or a completely new story?
A: It will be a completely new story
Q: How are you going to address the element of ‘choice’ that the players have in the game?
A: A movie narrative is different than gameplay. There won’t be a choice aspect to this film, just a normal film narrative.
Q: Will it be a trilogy?
A: We are really focused on making this a great movie, so we’ll see where it takes us. We have to get the first one right to know whether there will be more.
Q: Will Seth Green portray Joker (that character he voiced in the game?)
Q: Will the movie be focused on Sheppard?
Q: If the movie is focused on Sheppard, will it be the male Sheppard or the female Sheppard?
Q: Can you give any hints to potential casting?
A: No. Stay tuned.
Q: Will BioWare allow plot/character changes?
A: Yes, we are working closely with BioWare on the development of this project.
Q: Would you consider Daft Punk to do the soundtrack?
A: We love Daft Punk, but it’s too early to say who will produce the soundtrack.
Lots of yes or no answers there, with some coming off as a bit offensive. "A movie narrative is different than gameplay." That one basically reads like "Listen you stupid nerds, we're making a film here, not some dumb game." Not to mention how quickly they dismiss the idea that Seth Green might be a potential castmember.
Luckily, the revised Q&A has a much nicer tone, and actually expands on some of the questions, and most importantly, gives us hope that Seth Green might make it into the film.