Following the rather pant wettingly exciting news that everyone’s favourite android, Spartan warrior, sex addict, Jewish holocaust survivor turned revenge seeker and just general human being Michael Fassbender will be discreetly stabbing and killing evil people in crusade era middle east in the movie adaptation of Assassins Creed; we here at WhatCulture towers have allowed ourselves a little bit of excitement…Before going back under the whip, strapped to the desk and working laboriously for the good of the masses.
In the midst of this hard labour we have paused for thought on what other of our favourite game franchises should be given the inevitable film adaptation and who we would like to star in them. There are only two rules on this journey…
Rule number 1: No Mark Wahlberg.
Rule number 2: NO MARK WAHLBERG.
So let’s see what franchises could be gracing our cinema screens next; and who should be headlining the posters.
1. Mass Effect
Main Character: John Shepard
Star: Matthew Fox
Why he should star:
Characters with a last name that is Shepard? Being a leader? Having crew cut army good looks? Being in a long running series that ended in a way that upsets the majority of its loyal fanbase?
You don’t need to look much further than an actor who fits the bill for John Shepard more so than Matthew Fox who anchored ABC’s Lost as the leader and hero Jack Shephard (Eh? Eh? Name similarities. Perfect)
Whilst looking like the character and fitting the bill of pulling off straight faced an ending that not everyone had time for, Matthew Fox also has the screen presence and power to pull off this commanding; active Lieutenant as well as be the leader of a big ensemble of different personalities.
Furthermore his range of acting talent means that, if they wanted to mainstream Mass Effect up a little, they could add more back story and more emphasis to the love angles to give the film a wider mass appeal.
A Previous Performance Quote He Could Bring To The Franchise:
‘We should all be able to start over..’
Why this one:
An early promise to Mass Effect players upset by the ending; the films will be different.