Warhammer 40,000 To Become CGI Film

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well...i was initially annoyed at this,because its the f***ing ultramarines.But the more i think about it the more i see it as a win-win,i mean if they succeed we'v got ourselves a good space marine film :D and if they dont (wich lets face it is the more likely eventuality) its the ultramarines,so i honestly would love to see them being ridiculed by a wider audience.So im actually glad they didnt use my favourite chaper (Blood Angels).

CantFaketheFunk:

hansari:

CantFaketheFunk:
Bah, 40k space marines are so boring.

You have an easier time relating to rednecks and prisoners?

What sort of obscure past did The Funk rise from?

...would I have an easier time relating to normal humans (albeit rednecks and prisoners) than I would genetically engineered supermen who live hundreds of years and are slavishly devoted to their emperor to the point where "fanaticism" is far too soft a word to describe it?

Yes. Yes I would.

i think you either dont listen to the background behind 40k or you've been shown some pretty bad examples.

I think they're right not to use other races
I mean this way if they screw it up they wont have screwed the other races

Sebenko:

Joshimodo:
No Tyranids or Tau as enemies? I'll pass. Orks are awful.

Agreed. They're a one dimensional, kinda generic enemy, even more so than the incarnation of every boring aspect of SPESS MEHREENS, the UltraMEHREENS.

And there are about a billion more interesting little chapters out there. Relictors, Soul drinkers, Rainbow marines...

Dude Orks are fun, if set them up right. They have lots of nice ork humor.

They've been talking about this since I was a Sophmore in highschool (about 9 years ago), it's cool to see it's finally happening. I'd like to see a movie that focuses on the fall of the original space marine chapters and the battle between the Emperor and Horus. The tabletop game is always hazy about the initial fracturing of the empire of man.

Triple G:

Sebenko:

Joshimodo:
No Tyranids or Tau as enemies? I'll pass. Orks are awful.

Agreed. They're a one dimensional, kinda generic enemy, even more so than the incarnation of every boring aspect of SPESS MEHREENS, the UltraMEHREENS.

And there are about a billion more interesting little chapters out there. Relictors, Soul drinkers, Rainbow marines...

Dude Orks are fun, if set them up right. They have lots of nice ork humor.

Oh yea, I still have a 2000 point ork army (even though I have no one to play with anymore). Their rules are retarded, but if you have hot hands that day you can really own. The new codex nerfed them pretty bad though, made em too shooty.

oppp7:

Abedeus:

oppp7:
No tyranids? Well, at least we get orks.

What do you mean, "at least we get orks"? I don't think I'd want a movie about W40k WITHOUT Da Boyz.

Still, it doesn't look like the movie will be any good.

But why can't it have both? Instead of having the movie based on the space marines, why not the orks of Octavious fighting the tyranids? Space marines are practically Marie Sues in WH40k. Every time they have a book or a video game the space marines have to be in it. The only exceptions are when it is a sequel. Then the first part of the series is the only one that needs a space marine.

Fine by me. I don't see the appeal of the Marines, Elves and so on. Orkz and maybe Necro dudes are the only ones I like.

Even its about Ventris or someone awesome like that, its still Ultramarines. Fuck that.

DisturbiaWolf13:

CantFaketheFunk:

hansari:

CantFaketheFunk:
Bah, 40k space marines are so boring.

You have an easier time relating to rednecks and prisoners?

What sort of obscure past did The Funk rise from?

...would I have an easier time relating to normal humans (albeit rednecks and prisoners) than I would genetically engineered supermen who live hundreds of years and are slavishly devoted to their emperor to the point where "fanaticism" is far too soft a word to describe it?

Yes. Yes I would.

i think you either dont listen to the background behind 40k or you've been shown some pretty bad examples.

Which part of that is incorrect? They are genetically engineered supermen who have century-long lifespans, they're all about BURN THE HERETIC AND THE MUTANT FOR THE EMPERAH to the point of fanaticism. That's what it's been like in any WH40k games I've seen, that's the sort of thing all the 40k fanboys post in threads, etc.

CantFaketheFunk:

DisturbiaWolf13:

CantFaketheFunk:

hansari:

CantFaketheFunk:
Bah, 40k space marines are so boring.

You have an easier time relating to rednecks and prisoners?

What sort of obscure past did The Funk rise from?

...would I have an easier time relating to normal humans (albeit rednecks and prisoners) than I would genetically engineered supermen who live hundreds of years and are slavishly devoted to their emperor to the point where "fanaticism" is far too soft a word to describe it?

Yes. Yes I would.

i think you either dont listen to the background behind 40k or you've been shown some pretty bad examples.

Which part of that is incorrect? They are genetically engineered supermen who have century-long lifespans, they're all about BURN THE HERETIC AND THE MUTANT FOR THE EMPERAH to the point of fanaticism. That's what it's been like in any WH40k games I've seen, that's the sort of thing all the 40k fanboys post in threads, etc.

Fun fact: 'Relativity' as a notion is a Sin according to the Imperium.

does it have to be Ultrasmurfs though? i mean come on salamanders are more interesting, also blood angels, imperial fists, ANGRY MARINES, and the white scars. i would say the blood ravens and their suspicion of being linked to chaos, but i think thats coming in the DoW2 expansion.

IT'S ABOUT F-ING TIME GW!

Anyway, all i expect is a cheesy film where the Ultramarines kick the general enemy in the right arse.

i want something with lots of fighting and stuff.

i don't expect much, thats probably a good way to go in to it.

(P.S. I enjoyed the old Mario tv series, suck it!)

CantFaketheFunk:

DisturbiaWolf13:

CantFaketheFunk:

hansari:

CantFaketheFunk:
Bah, 40k space marines are so boring.

You have an easier time relating to rednecks and prisoners?

What sort of obscure past did The Funk rise from?

...would I have an easier time relating to normal humans (albeit rednecks and prisoners) than I would genetically engineered supermen who live hundreds of years and are slavishly devoted to their emperor to the point where "fanaticism" is far too soft a word to describe it?

Yes. Yes I would.

i think you either dont listen to the background behind 40k or you've been shown some pretty bad examples.

Which part of that is incorrect? They are genetically engineered supermen who have century-long lifespans, they're all about BURN THE HERETIC AND THE MUTANT FOR THE EMPERAH to the point of fanaticism. That's what it's been like in any WH40k games I've seen, that's the sort of thing all the 40k fanboys post in threads, etc.

Ok, We get it. you don't like the series...

It's supposed to be over the top, geez. all people ever look for in anything anymore is pure HUMAN EMOTIONS!! Well here is a fact... humanity sucks, give me my over the top super soldier/Knights Templar instead. If you don't walk in with that kind of mentality, then you won't like it...

sturryz:

Ok, We get it. you don't like the series...

It's supposed to be over the top, geez. all people ever look for in anything anymore is pure HUMAN EMOTIONS!! Well here is a fact... humanity sucks, give me my over the top super soldier/Knights Templar instead. If you don't walk in with that kind of mentality, then you won't like it...

I like parts of 40k. I think the Imperial Guard is pretty cool, since they're normal guys with lasers against horribly overwhelming odds. I just severely dislike the Space Marines and the rest of the Imperium :P

Some over the top stuff is cool. I personally just find it irritating in 40k most of the time.

CantFaketheFunk:
Bah, 40k space marines are so boring.

NOOOO, WHY CAN'T I REPORT STAFF!?

XDDD John, you nearly lost all the love and respect I have for you.

I kid, I kid, but a Cain film would be really great, hard to make a great film with unlike characters, but they sure as hell better not ruin the fluff all the same.

Based on what I've read in this thread, the 40k license is being severely underestimated and I'm going to try very hard not to burn up.

The appeal is that no matter your personal philosophy, of war or what makes a good soldier, there's a race in 40k that caters to it. Personally I've always enjoyed a specialist approach, so I love the Eldar, beings whose long life has caused them to refine themselves almost to the point of stagnation. By the same merit, there is such a deep pool of potential in terms of varied philosophy and methods that you can tell the same story from seven different points of view and still be interesting, sometimes even within the same race. It's not like you are going to make a hit, suck it dry for two sequels and then have to start whoring out the license in order to move the product. *cough*

OT - My prediction is that this movie will indeed blow. Why? Two reasons: It has the "straight to DVD" stamp of death on it. Second, it's very difficult to cross mediums, and it requires a lot of ingenuity and funding to do so, neither of which are showing so far. Although, the worst they can do is spit out 70 minutes of slop with -+15 minutes of nice visuals.

However, that being said there are plenty of WH40k based shorts out there already, filled with just action, mayhem and WH mythos that you can watch for free. So why the hell would you half-ass a movie attempt? Aside from the hatred of money of course. Oh, and whoring.

Read a Space Wolf novel and tell me they are boring....

As for Starcraft... dont get me started on that ripped off POS.

The whole point of the Space Marine is not blind faith... they fight with their morality every day (all marines start as human norms) and apply their 'religion' to their daily activities. Much like a Knight Templar etc....

I guess each to his own. I like the IG too purely because they are ALWAYS the underdog and one second away from all dying in very painfull and idignant ways.

But give me an Assault Marine with a pistol and a blade and I will show you excitement.

Sorry for the Double post..

Remember that all marines are picked from the Chapters home worlds and then turned into marines.

Read any of the Space Wolf novels to get an idea of actually what is going through a Marines head.. or the Horus Heresy to just how close to humanity these 'men' really are.

Everyone prays to a god in Battle... But how to you control your faith in a Universe of War where losing faith could mean turning on your own?

I just dont think you have truly read enough to be 'knowledgable' person in this matter? But at the same time it is GWs fault for not pushing the full story to peeps that just dont want to read any of the lore? But is that really a usefull expectation of GW?

I give an example:

Space Marine A watches as Space Marine B turns into a demon..

Space Marine A has been told over centuries, by his god and religious leaders, that demons do not exist and to beleive such is heresy...

I just dont see that as boring? But I have read the books 8)

Yay for a 40k movie, boo for Ultramarines vs Orks.

Ultramarines are about as generic/bland as you can get, double so for orks. It'll just be a rehashed version of the Helm's Deep battle but with guns.

A multi stage release telling the Horus Heresy saga would be something to wait for.

Well, Well, Well, Well, Time for me to say it I supose, BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!

BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!

If it doesn't say that atleast once, I'm going to be angry.

Space Marine A watches as Space Marine B turns into a demon..

Space Marine A has been told over centuries, by his god and religious leaders, that demons do not exist and to beleive such is heresy...

What? Space Marines believe in demons and they're told instructed regularly that they're EVIL and must be PURGED.

Furthermore, Space Marines don't view the Emperor as a God. He's the All Father, but not a God. You're thinking of the Ecclesiarchy and the Sister's of Battle who view him as a deity.

As a side note, I have read the Space Wolf novels. All of them in fact.

Yaaayyyyy 40k movie
I think it's about the ultramarine. Eh who care, I'm watching twice anyway =D

This movie goes onto the same "MUST SEE" list as Facebook: The Movie and Myspace: The Movie. Must see is sarcasm if you didn't catch that.

CantFaketheFunk:

Ranooth:

CantFaketheFunk:
Bah, 40k space marines are so boring.

Find me any over space marines that are more interesting and i'll give you a cookie.

This is either gunna be good or so bad thats its good.

StarCraft's.

WH40k Space Marines bore me to tears. They're so over-the-top with their eighteen livers and twelve hearts and yet the entire universe just presents itself RAWR SERIOUS GRIM DARK FOR THA EMBPREROAR. Everyone fights everywhere forever, and it's impossible to take them seriously. But it's more their ridiculous superhuman nature that makes it impossible to root for them as the underdogs, their blind fanatacism PURGE THE HERETIC FOR GLORY, and their utter stoicism. They're blatantly over-the-top in their attempts to be COOL and AWESOME and BADASS that it just becomes dull.

Meanwhile, the StarCraft space marines are rednecks and prisoners strapped into power armor. They're the underdogs; they're a lot easier to relate to, and they joke around. I can't ever imagine a 40k marine using a nuclear bomb cooler to store some beer (it'd probably be considered some form of heresy), can you? The SC marines are much more like 40k's Imperial Guard - who I like much more than 40k's Space Marines for the same reason. They're ordinary guys in way over their heads.

The Starcraft marines were admittedly based on the Space Marines. I remember reading an interview where the Starcraft devs admitted to being 'inspired' by 40k and Aliens.
The Imperium isn't really the underdog:
http://www.joachim-adomeit.de/wh40k/spacemap/map.html
The marines are meant to be one man armies, but even that's not enough against other races, with their blind faith also being their major weakness (Inquisitor etc) rather than an attempt to be cool.
Starcraft humor was very tongue-in-cheek ("Sarge..I love you"). 40k, as far as I have read/played/seen, has really only morbid humor and's just pretty damn grim.
Not really fair to say one is better than the other, kinda like Starship Troopers vs Aliens, similar premise, very different execution. At least with the storyline of 40k, as much as you may not care about each individual marine, there always are great characters (DoW2, Ultramarine Anthology etc).

MortisLegio:
Wait... isnt there also a Space Marines game coming out soon?

http://www.spacemarine.com/#/en/trailers/

Well that's made my day a little more depressing. Last time I saw anything about that game it was still Blood Angels. Why did they change the the ultimate generic chapter?

Also - Why, when they changed away from my favourite chapter, did they not remove all the references to it in the dialogue? Angels of death, forged in blood? It's fairly obvious which chapter they're talking about, but it doesn't work now they've whipped out the blue spray paint.

No Tanith eh?

:(

I feel the "Daniverse" (Universe created by Dan Abnett in the warhammer 40k universe) would have been the way to go. But oh well.

I'm really liking the idea of a young man drafted into the Imperial Guard for stealing an apple or something(Hell I don't now!). Then he's shipped off to go pew pew some Tau then things go bad his regiments get's obliterated and then the space marines show up to save the day. Put some inquisitors and a few commissar's around and I think you could have a good movie.

Also some Eldar.

LaBambaMan:
I keep seeing news about this and the automatic response is either something good(Cain, Inquisitor), or something of equal shit value(Space Puppies, Blood Angels, Dark Angels).

If they're going to make a Space Marine movie, much to my dismay, then make it about the Salamanders. They get no love, and you could get Spike Lee to direct it and tell the story of how the other Chapters are racist towards the Salamanders. It would be fantastic!

As for my Space Puppies comment, let me make my intentions clear: They are everything I hate about the Space Marines. I hate them more than I hate the Ultramarines. The Ultramarines are bland and boring and stale and remind me of my last girlfriend. The Space Puppies, however, are the embodiment of all the stupid extremes that are the Space Marines, and they're made out to be the most hardcore bunch of bad-asses in the history of hardcore bad-asses. They get all this crazy shit(Random mutations? I do believe that's considered heresy and would, therefore, be cause to exterminate them), act outside the rules and get away with it all? They're generic action movie heroes! And really, there's nothing cool about a bunch of furrys running around.

All in all, the only good Space Marines are those that have fallen to Chaos....because we kick ass without being whiny little twats.

Salamanders? A big fat no for me. I'd rather take Space Wolves or the cough-awesomest-cough-spacemarine-chapter-cough-blood angels-cough.

In other ontopicness it seems most people aren't actually serious about a Warhammer 40,000 movie.

70 minutes? I wanted 170 minutes.....

OT:C'mon Uriel make me happy

No not Ultramarines. Even Dark Angels would be better. Although if the Legion of the Damned make an appearance I couldn't care less what chapter it was really about.

Orks would be the best enemey. Endless possibilties of awesome one liners coming from Da Boyz.

Hmmm, interesting news....

I wonder if they'll actually make this or it'll be stuck in development hell for eternity and a day.

Sonicron:
Ehhhh... I said it once and I'll say it again: Will people please stop pissing and moaning about a movie any of us have yet to see? Be grateful GW finally decided to allow a movie to be made at all

Not only that, will people stop automatically declaring the movie crap? The only thing we know about this movie is a) it is in production and b) it is about Ultramarines.

That. Is. All.

There is know way to tell whether or not it's rubbish at this point, in fact we should all be happy that a 40K movie is finally getting off the ground at all. Yeah, I was around for the BloodQuest announcement, and being a Blood Angels (Sci-Fi luver437, you are a hero!) player made the disappointment of that project fizzling out even more.....err.....disappointing.

At least wait until a trailer comes out, then we will at least know what it looks like and what it will be about, then we can start proclaiming doom and gloom because our favourite race isn't in it.

Just a note on the Imperial Guard. The amount of firepower the Guard can put out, even at the platoon level, is very impressive. Then there's the tanks. Lots of tanks. Some pretty big ones as well. Those lists are also not exhaustive either, there's about a half dozen more super heavies available and more variants came out with the Imperial Guard Codex. Not to mention the Titans. The Imperial Guard aren't as much of an underdog as you think, what they lack in superhuman terms is more than made up for with big guns. They aren't called the sledgehammer of the Emperor for nothing.

Also, I said it before and I'll say it again: If a Space Wolf movie is made, cast Brian Blessed as Logan Grimnar. I will see it regardless of other allegiances.

CantFaketheFunk:

sturryz:

Ok, We get it. you don't like the series...

It's supposed to be over the top, geez. all people ever look for in anything anymore is pure HUMAN EMOTIONS!! Well here is a fact... humanity sucks, give me my over the top super soldier/Knights Templar instead. If you don't walk in with that kind of mentality, then you won't like it...

I like parts of 40k. I think the Imperial Guard is pretty cool, since they're normal guys with lasers against horribly overwhelming odds. I just severely dislike the Space Marines and the rest of the Imperium :P

Some over the top stuff is cool. I personally just find it irritating in 40k most of the time.

You really would like a Cain film, A commisar who happens to be a giant coward who through no fault of his own (if you believe him since he's a liar) keeps doing heroic deed while trying to stay alive thus becoming more renowned as a hero.

In short he's the type of guy Commisars are supposed to shoot on sight.

He's also pared with some pretty arn likable groups in the novels, he's badass but human (He's so deathly afraid of Necrons he sleeps with a gun under his pillow)

It's what happens when you turn 40K into a comedy, infact you would relate to Cain BECAUSE he has no love for the "BURN THE HERATIC" Stick up there ass, citizens and Commisars and he personally doesn't believe in the Emperor doing jack shit for him.

CantFaketheFunk:
Bah, 40k space marines are so boring.

That and whats with the armour, thats way too much. people say that WoW has too much shoulder pad but wow, thats nothing compared to this.

SC Marines FTW!

Why is it only 70 minutes? That's too long for a shortfilm but not long enough for a "normal" movie.

Earnest Cavalli:
Warhammer 40,000 To Become CGI Film

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Do you love weaponized chainsaws, nearly fanatical militarism and vaguely Roman class hierarchies? Then you're no doubt giddy that tabletop gaming mainstay Warhammer 40,000 is finally getting the movie treatment in the upcoming Ultramarines.

While I'm hoping for an extremely high-concept film about the trials and tribulations of tiny pewter figurines, the feature-length CGI film probably hews closer to typical action movie ideals, especially since the movie's official site describes it as a "70 minute sci-fi thriller."

Unfortunately, that's the most descriptive the site gets, but anyone who has played Warhammer 40,000 (or, for that matter, StarCraft) can probably guess that Ultramarines will include, in no particular order, tons of violence, latern-jawed, hypermasculine soldiers in oversized body armor, and legions of (most likely) unfriendly Orks.

No release info has yet been offered for the film. Actually, all we really know for sure is the title and that it is being produced as a joint project by Games Workshop and British film studio Codex Pictures (the same people behind the Lego Bionicle DVD movies). You can fill in all the other details with your own imagination, though I understand how hard that might be without the aid of a few hundred tiny metal figurines.

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Would be better if it was based on the origins of the Blood Ravens which we know so little about, ah well.

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