Friday, February 19, 2010

A Warhammer 40K Movie?

Found this online today. It seems there's going to be an animated movie set in the Warhammer 40,000 science-fiction universe centered around the Ultramarines chapter of the Space Marines (or the Adeptus Astartes, for you purists out there).

It seems it'll be created using the same kind of motion-capture technology used in the recent Beowulf film (the one with Angelina Jolie, which can be purchased here).

This could be really cool.  I'm not a big Ultramarine fan (my favorite 40K factions are the Tyranids and Chaos Marines, although I'll concede the UMs are far higher on the moral food chain than those two), but any 40K movie, even a direct-to-DVD one, promises to be rather cool.  Although direct-to-DVD films tend to be bad, this means less pressure to change the storyline to make it more commercial (adding unnecessary romantic plots, for example).

For those of you who want more information on the Ultramarines, there's a 40K Wiki with lots of info here. It turns out there's also written fiction about the Ultramarines, which can be purchased here.

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