I don't know how many of you have played the 2 parts of the Mass Effect game. For me it's one of the best Sci Fi games ever. It has a complex story with twists, huge diversity of alien species and alien worlds, great concepts and designs and of course loads of action. A few days ago the last trailer of the third and final game was released. It blew me away and it made me think that if someone managed to do a movie from this it'll be the greatest sci fi movie.
The movie should be very heavy on CGI and it'll cost not less than a $200 million. So I was happy when Legendary pictures were announced to helm this project. They know very well how to do big budget movies (they did the new Batman trilogy, Superman Returns, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, 300, Clash & Wrath of the Titans etc.). The writer of the movie is Mark Protosevich (I'm Legend, Thor, Jurassic Park 4) so I'm very happy with it. After some misunderstandings it was announced that the movie will be based on the first part of the game. This is indeed good news, because all other movies based on games fail because they try to do a new story. And the movie really can take the advantage on the fact that all the characters and designs are already developed so not much of an RND.
The thing that bothers me is that first the movie was supposed to come in 2012 but obviously it's too late for this. I hope the project is still on. The last news about this were from 4 months ago so there is still hope.