Mass Effect Movie Q&A

I'm not quite sure how we manage to miss this until now, but Legendary Entertainment put on their blog the results of a Q&A held at Comic-con, the subject of which was the Mass Effect movie they're working on. A brand new story starring Shepard is what we're going to get apparently:
Q: Will it just be an adaptation of the first game, second game, or a completely new story?

A: It will be a completely new story


Q: Will the movie be focused on Shepard?

A: Yes.

Q: If the movie is focused on Shepard, will it be the male Shepard or the female Shepard?

A: Male.

Game-to-movie adaptations don't have exactly a great history, so one can only hope enough effort is put in this one.