Legendary Pictures’ adaptation of the video game Mass Effect is moving ahead, hiring screenwriter Morgan Davis Foehl to pen the script.
Foehl was an assistant editor on the Adam Sandler films “Click” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry”, as well as the TV series “Rescue Me” and “The Loop”. Foehl was hired last year to script “Alien Sleeper Cell” for the producers of Hitman and District 9. As Variety points out, Foehl made the 2009 Black List for writing “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” and also adapted the Top Cow comic Crosshair for Mandeville and Summit.
“Producers sparked to Foehl’s take on the project, given that he is a Mass Effect fan, but also has penned action pics with a strong espionage bent, something that factors into the overall plot of the Mass Effect games,” according to Variety.
Thor screenwriter Mark Protosevich wrote the previous draft of Mass Effect.