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Mass Effect movie gets new writer

Morgan Davis Foehl signs up to pen script

The task of writing Legendary Entertainment's big screen adaptation of Mass Effect has been passed from Mark Protosevich (Thor, I Am Legend) to Morgan Davis Foehl, according to report on Variety.

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Foehl's credits include assistant editor on FX's 'Rescue Me', in addition to Adam Sandler comedies 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry' and 'Click'.

His script for 'Whatever Gets You Through the Night' earned him a spot on the Black List for the best unproduced screenplay of 2009, and he's also penned 'Crosshair', an in-development adaptation of the Top Cow comic.

What Foehl lacks in experience he makes up for in passion. Legendary says it tapped the up-and-comer for writing duties on the Mass Effect movie because he is a vocal fan of BioWare's sci-fi epic, and for his experience in writing material that has similarities to the Mass Effect series.

Legendary Pictures picked up the rights to bring Mass Effect to the big screen in 2010 with Avi and Ari Arad - who are also behind the upcoming Uncharted movie - in discussions to produce it.

In August Avi Arad took to the stage as a special guest at the Metal Gear Solid 25th Anniversary event and announced the Metal Gear movie.

BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, who recentlyleft the studio, are serving as executive producers along with the series' executive producer Casey Hudson.

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