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i heard at one stage that a movie was mad about the 40k universe.
also it was said that they stopped the movie because of low funding.
To tell you the truth i'm not sure whether they did or not so if you heard something about it tell me
Would be hard to find out if the Games-Workshop hasnt released anything concerning this... Most Movie Producers are tight lipped about projects on hold, out of fear of other Film companys taking up the stick.
Personally, I havent heard anything about this, but its possible.
I would go see a Warhammer 40k movie, though I would hope it was done well.
.... speaking of which.... For those who care, a RIFTS rpg movie is in production. Director is Jerry Bruckheimer, and they have a decent writer as well, plus Kevin Siembieda, the brains behind the Rifts Story has a good ammount of control, in keeping the movie fixxed with the game's story line. Should be an excellent flick when its released.
There is a German group doing a film called Damnatus - http://www.damnatus.com it looks promising.
Best part is that it is likely to remain close to the 40k fluff without being 'commercialised'. Worst part is that as it isn't hollywood it would (and prolly has already) run out of money. Also won't have effects that are too top notch but I for one won't mind that too much..
There were other films that were suggested over the years I will look for the links to the old sites. A lot of the stuff in the GW museum are props from that film.
Sly Stallone was mooted to have been in line to be in one film that was suggested but I think that was just a rumour as casting comes late in the process and there was no hint of a process at all before that.
Also there was a 'Bloodquest' animated movie that was binned.
Its difficult really as 40k whilst fairly popular is also very marginal in the grand scheme of things, more so even than Heinleinn was (Starship Troopers) and those films were easy to do.
See GW sits very heavily on the copyrights and fluff maintenance for all its products - whoever makes the movies these days also wants the merchandising rights too (or at least the right to sell them to the highest bidder) as it is a major part of the money making in the film. Welllll, GW already does all the merchandising for 40k and so they won't want to give it over to others as that is the basis of their business - and so most big film producers won't even contemplate the franchise.
Also do a search of the forums, this topic comes up a lot over time and there is probably stuff I haven't mentioned.