Mass Effect Film Scores New Scribes

Morgan Davis Foehl has come onboard to work on the script for the film adaptation of Electronic Arts and BioWare’s “Mass Effect” video game series at Legendary Entertainment says Variety.

Mark Protosevich (“Thor,” “I Am Legend”) penned the first version of the script back when Legendary scored the rights a few years ago. This news confirms the company is still interested in pursuing the property.

The epic science fiction series takes place in the year 2183 and follows Commander Shepard of the SS Normandy who leads a team on a mission to defeat an ancient alien race that invades the galaxy every 50,000 years, wiping out all organic life.

Foehl, an avid fan of the game, delivered a take on the project that apparently scored the interest of the film’s producers Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Avi and Ari Arad.

Foehl landed on the 2009 Black List for his script “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” and has also penned the adaptation of the comic “Crosshair” which is currently in development at Summit.