Believe it or not Adam Sandler cringe-fest, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, actually had script editors. More than one. One of them was a guy called Morgan Davis Foehl. He is now the main script writer on the Mass Effect movie. He replaces the guy who wrote I Am Legend.
That's correct, we're not making this up. The producers of the Mass Effect movie - that has been in work since 2008 - have said farewell to Mark Protosevich, who actually wrote The Cell
and the update of I Am Legend
. His replacement is an eye-opener in the way that Hollywood still sees video game stories.
According to Variety
, new guy "Foehl has yet to have one of his scripts produced, the former assistant editor on the FX show Rescue Me
and Adam Sandler comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
landed on 2009's Black List for writing Whatever Gets You Through the Night
and penned Crosshair,
an adaptation of the Top Cow comicbook that Mandeville is developing for Summit. His credits also include Alien Sleeper Cell
for producers Bill Block and Adrian Askarieh."
That's correct, "Foehl has yet to have one of his scripts produced..."
Apparently, "Producers sparked to Foehl's take on the project given that he is a Mass Effect
fan and has also penned action pics with a strong espionage bent, material similar to the overall plot of the Mass Effect
So, fan fiction? Sigh.