By Nicole Sperling
Updated May 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT

Commander Shepard is coming to the big screen. The elite soldier–and star of the hit sci-fi video game Mass Effect–is getting a feature film on top of his successful games series. For Legendary Pictures has signed a deal with Electronic Arts and Bioware for the property and they are in talks with writer Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend) to draft a screenplay based on the epic game. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce the movie with Avi and Ari Arad. The centerpiece of the game is Shepard and his team’s mission to defeat an ancient alien race that invades the galaxy every 50,000 years.