For the unfamiliar, Mass Effect is about a Commander (that's you) with his own ship that goes around collecting allies and shooting space aliens. There's obviously a lot of mortar I left out that holds the plot and action elements together and makes things interesting.
In any case, getting a writer doesn't mean this thing is going to make it to cinemas, and this movie just has a writer that's "in talks". But it'll be something we'll be following closely. [Heat Vision Blog via Kotaku]