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Finally gw has listened and are planning on making a 40k movie! I spoke GW's majority stockholder who told me that the company is going to release a movie. In order to climb out of bankruptcy really...
Anyways I'm excited! It's apparently going to be Space Marines and Eldar. This news has also gotten me thinking live-action or 3D?
We all know that Samuel L. Jackson will be playing Vulkan though, .
are you sure about this...? I don't know if I'd be excited, if it was a big budget movie then ok, but if it's gonna be some cheap flick with bad special effects and unknown cast...I'd rather not ruin the franchise like a lot of game->movie translations do.
Where did my salt go?
I'll be surprised if they actually make a movie.
Umm, not to be insulting but , any proof?
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Dunno if I am looking forward to this, I kinda hold a grudge against GW for banning Damnatus...
Even if it were true I can't see any way to make a decent film of 40k.
I mean how can you cast SM characters without having the cheesiest action flick ever?
A DECENT 40k fps would be sweet with huge battles.
I'll have some extra salt with mine.
If GW is truly in a financial crisis, a movie is probably the worst idea they could've done to pull through.
Climb out of Bankruptcy? See- right there I'm seeing holes. GW's stock is doing just fine right according to most people I've heard from. Granted, I don't follow the market personally or anything (why i still have my money lol) so it's all just word of mouth.
And that's one hell of a gamble. HALO didn't even make it to the big screen. I can see GW hemorhaging money to make this film, and then not being able to launch it, or having it tank. Then it's just a high budget movie, which barely cuts a profit.
The alternative of course, would be to run a low budget film, but that won't make back the cash that they want.
Just a few more points:
1- they WOULD be basing off the DOW2 intro. They've sold more copies of DOW2 than they've sold copies of the new rule book, because video games are more attractive to lonely teenagers living in their mom's basements without any friends, than a table top game is to us "geeks". Well- I'll be fair: most casual gamers would prefer a point-and-click videogame over the hobby intensive ttg version.
2- they'd almost HAVE to use CGI. A suit of powerarmor would have to be one of the most expensive props in the world, and they'd need quite a few of them. I can see them maybe doing it like the Gundam Seed movie, or the new Battlefleet, which cuts from live action to CGI seuqences, but really- how do you make that transition? An animated movie won't sell to the general public as well as a live action film would.
3- ratings. what kind of rating are we looking at? If it's rated R, and animated, it'll tank like Beowulf did. If it's PG-13 and CGI, it'll be inundated with kids, and it won't be the "hard core" that we expect from GW. It would be like the RuleDumbing x 1,0000 because they'd have to cut out the gory chainsawing and hatred just to make it 'censor friendly'.
Hate to shoot it down, but I REALLY hope that this doesn't happen. And hate to shoot the original poster down too, but I doubt that this is really happening. People keep saying things like this, and it keeps getting retconned and negated every time.