Commander Shepherd and the herd of intergalactic alien races from the video game Mass Effect are headed to the big screen. According to the trades, Bio-Ware's action role-playing game is rumored to be optioned by Avi Arad (producer of Spider-Man and X-Men). The story, which takes place in the year 2183 AD, touches on almost every single science fiction topic, from colonization of distant planets to inter-species mating. But the most important part is, we'll finally get to see all the crazy creatures from ME on the big screen.I'm hoping the movie fits in as many crazy alien races as possible, since both the game and the novels are loaded with lots of juicy characters to chose from. Mass Effect, the game, follows Commander Shepherd and his crew as they save alien species from the systematic eradication that a random species must face every 50,000 years from a pitiless mechanical foe. Finally, the news of Mass Effect being picked up as a movie seems to confirm the widespread suspicions that the sequel to the video game is right around the corner.