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UnRiggable
10-11-2006, 17:15
I was thinking this morning, 'you know, what would be a cool match-up for a 40k movie? I mean, what would be the coolest, not the most sense-making?' So I'm asking you guys. Mine goes as follows:

So last night, just to show how nerdy I am, I had a dream involving 40k. I was hanging around in Boston with two of my buddies when out of nowhere a bunch of howling banshees (well they came from somewhere, dont remember though) jumped out and sliced a bunch of bystanders. They were quickly gunned down by a bunch of chaos marines (I remember them being chaos because they summoned daemons but they looked exactly like imperials). This was in the city, and there was a HUGE daemon in the background but it was too far away for me to really know where, it was just destroying things. Around this time a flying marine landed on me and then I woke up.

What would you most like to see if there was a movie?

Darkseer
10-11-2006, 17:17
I'd like to see a squad of Imperial guardsmen trying to survive and live a life of hit and run guerilla warfare against a chaos army that has overrun their world.

They might even steel a shuttle or something and be able to escape at the end...not that they'd keep their sanity of course.

It would be rated 18 due to lots of horrific chaos things, gore and swearing. :)

Curufew
10-11-2006, 17:18
Battle of Maccarge

xibo
10-11-2006, 17:24
lol, it'b be rated 18+ already if the new possessed appear somewhere :D

Acolyte of Bli'l'ab
10-11-2006, 17:31
iv thought about 40k movies for a long time, its actually what got me into film-making in the first place, because its exactly the style of sci-fi id love to see on the big or small screen.

I'd love to see the horus heresy as a 9 hour trilogy (like LOTR). Of course what id most like to see is a movie with death korps of krieg VS a necron army with epic scale battles.

As a sidenote I always thought stuff like an Inquisitor or Gaunts Ghosts would make GREAT TV series. I could imagine Gaunts ghosts similar to Band of Brothers in look/feel too.

Captain Micha
10-11-2006, 17:41
I think I would love to see a Tau movie. maybe the fourth expansion.

Yahuboo
10-11-2006, 17:43
Just been reading the last chancers novels, they would be pretty funky topic even though its a rip off of the dirty dozen.
Either that or the Battle for Macragge and the ultramar system :D

DoomedDiceThrower
10-11-2006, 17:46
However, I want to see a shaved Russel Crowe as an Ultramarine Seargant or similar.
Imagine him in power armour, with a grim expression on his face, eyes a little shut as if he'd be staring into the sun.
Damn, I love Gladiator.

UnRiggable
10-11-2006, 17:47
OK I forgot to mention some stuff you should take into account: Fear and Balance. If the main guys are Tau, they are screwed against CC, which isn't fun (they should have a fighting chance...actually a farsight movie would be cool). Chaos would make the ideal opponent as they are CC oriented, and humans are scared of that (plus its cinematic to shoot at an oncoming enemy moving very, very fast).

Pertinax
10-11-2006, 17:49
Best story for a 40K film?

Storm if Iron. It reads like a movie anyway, and has heroes, anti-heroes, psychopaths, and horrors.

Yog_Sothoth
10-11-2006, 18:28
Emperor's children and Sororitas.

I´d probably get a R rating. XD

Acolyte
10-11-2006, 18:33
I'd like to see an Eye of Terror movie, based around the invasion of Cadia. It'd obviously be centered around the Marines, Guard and Chaos (As the movie rightly should be), but there's also room to have...well, everybody else in there, too.

sulla
10-11-2006, 18:35
I was thinking this morning, 'you know, what would be a cool match-up for a 40k movie? I mean, what would be the coolest, not the most sense-making?' So I'm asking you guys. Mine goes as follows:



I think a movie starring IG vs chaos marines and cultists but involving a cameo from eldar.

The plot would look into the nature of chaos in the 40K universe and the twist at the end would be the whole Eldar and the creation of Slaanesh mythos...

Montford981
10-11-2006, 18:44
Senior Inquisitor Lord back at Headquarters: Charlton Heston (anyone remember him playing Richeliou? ;) )

Space Marine Captain: Sean Bean (Boromir, Sharpe's Rifles)

Space Marine Sergeant: The Rock

Sororitas Canoness: Kate Beckinsale (Underworld)

Eldar Farseer: Charlize Theron (Aeon Flux)

Imperial Guard Captain: Orlando Bloom

Imperial Guard Commisar: Gary Oldman (5th Element bad guy)

Evil Nasty Chaos Person: Bill Nighy (played Victor in Underworld)

Evil Nasty Chaos Minion: Andy Sirkis (played Gollum)

Dark Eldar Leader: Brad Dourif (Wormtounge; and Piter in Dune)

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Edzard
10-11-2006, 18:52
Chuck Norris as the Emperor
Christopher Walken as an Chaos cult leader?
Arnold as a Spacemarine (or a necron?)
Dolph Lundgern as some commando guy ofcourse
Inquisitor Clint Eastwood
Billy Connolly Preatorean Sarge (like in the last samurai)
Sean Bean as an Inquisitor or officer


ah, I could go on for hours

Renegade
10-11-2006, 19:03
It should have tom Cruise as an imperial guardsman running through the whole movie.

Setrus
10-11-2006, 19:03
Horus heresy hands down.

It got betrayal, brotherhoods, dreams shattered, grandeur...everything that would make it a hit. :)

Pertinax
10-11-2006, 19:04
I think a movie starring IG vs chaos marines and cultists but involving a cameo from eldar.

The plot would look into the nature of chaos in the 40K universe and the twist at the end would be the whole Eldar and the creation of Slaanesh mythos...

But that would be unaccessable to all except the fan boys. No, make a short story that sets the everyday tone of the universe, and give it a (un)healthy action quota. Keep it simple. Convoluted probably won't work.

UnRiggable
10-11-2006, 19:10
Oh I have a better idea! A guard dispatch (with a DH inquisitor) is sent to a eldar-ey planet. The reason they are sent there is because of a growing chaos cult (oooOOOOoooo...). They go to exterminate it but it goes out of control. The guard ask for reinforcements from the inquisitor and he says "they'll be here..." eventually, right as the allied eldar forces are being depleted and the IG are standing on their last toes (whatever that means) the Greey Knights in all their asskicking glory show up and smash through the daemons and whatnot. This summer, John Travolta is........THE EMPEROR! Starring Adam Sandler and Chris Farley. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock's ragged , bacteria infested, decomposed corpse.

Jormangundr
10-11-2006, 19:11
Err how about lone wolves ? anyone read that ? Its SOOOO made to be a movie.

bob syko
10-11-2006, 19:38
Guard against chaos would be good. It would be easier to make as well since not everything would have to be cgi(boooo). The marines would have to be probably but all the possesed, horrors and the like could be animatronics much like the ones in the thing, it would be beautiful.

It would probably be an 18 like mentioned earlier in the thread.

hellfire
10-11-2006, 19:43
I think the horus heresy would be good get chuck norris as the emperor and Johnny depp as Horus

chromedog
10-11-2006, 19:52
Sororitas Canoness: Kate Beckinsale (Underworld)

Eldar Farseer: Charlize Theron (Aeon Flux)

Imperial Guard Captain: Orlando Bloom

Imperial Guard Commisar: Gary Oldman (5th Element bad guy)



Hmm, Kate Beckinsdale out of tight leather for a change (and into form fitting power armour).

Charlize Theron as eldar? Not otherworldly enough for a seer. Banshee, certainly.

Orlando Bloom as anything but a poncey elf boy? Now I know you're kidding.

Gary Oldman as a commisar. We all know how that's gonna end. Fragged by his own troops (contract clause: MUST die in every movie)

Make an Eisenhorn movie. Chris Walken as Eisenhorn.

Ventris_Fellstorm
10-11-2006, 19:54
Well, originally there was going to be a Warhammer 40k movie called: "Bloodquest" featuring Blood Angels...it was ment to be a 3D animation, but somehow after 3 years of work the whole thing kind of crashed...don't know why...


Anyway, if this time they were to succeed, I'd like to think of someone like Mel Gibson as a Space Marine or something...or...I know it sounds cheesy, but Ahnold, the Governator of California...:chrome:

Sergeant Uriel Ventris
10-11-2006, 21:20
A Warhammer 40K would have to be based on some faction of humanity to be marketable. No one, outside of us who know the game, really care or could get into a movie about the Eldar fighting Necrons or orks or something. People need a frame of reference. Plus, humanity rocks face. I agree that something like the Battle For Maccragge would be an awesome idea, or the invasion of Cadia or one of the battles of Armageddon or something. From that starting point, it'd be easier to do movies about races that weren't human. Besides, I am kinda digging the Russel Crow Space Marine as well. I'm going to say...Clint Eastwood as Marneus Calgar. Talk about grizzled!

Reflex
10-11-2006, 22:04
Senior Inquisitor Lord back at Headquarters: Charlton Heston (anyone remember him playing Richeliou? ;) )

Space Marine Captain: Sean Bean (Boromir, Sharpe's Rifles)

Space Marine Sergeant: The Rock

Sororitas Canoness: Kate Beckinsale (Underworld)

Eldar Farseer: Charlize Theron (Aeon Flux)

Imperial Guard Captain: Orlando Bloom

Imperial Guard Commisar: Gary Oldman (5th Element bad guy)

Evil Nasty Chaos Person: Bill Nighy (played Victor in Underworld)

Evil Nasty Chaos Minion: Andy Sirkis (played Gollum)

Dark Eldar Leader: Brad Dourif (Wormtounge; and Piter in Dune)

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Chuck Norris as the Emperor
Christopher Walken as an Chaos cult leader?
Arnold as a Spacemarine (or a necron?)
Dolph Lundgern as some commando guy ofcourse
Inquisitor Clint Eastwood
Billy Connolly Preatorean Sarge (like in the last samurai)
Sean Bean as an Inquisitor or officer


ah, I could go on for hours


the great unclean one: Rosie O'donald

Core_Commander
10-11-2006, 22:17
Tom Cruise as a Space Marines Captain, that is A MUST :D.





Fighting an evil cosmic warlord Xenu :evilgrin:

carl
10-11-2006, 23:01
Emperor's children and Sororitas.

I´d probably get a R rating. XD

I don't know the ratings system too well, but i'd bet based on the general results of any SoB/slannesh meeting discussions that R is eithier unreleasable material or porn grade stuff. It gets a littile predictable after a while:(.

For me it would have to be somthing involving harlequins fighting various opponnents in-between telling the Eldar history, during these perfomances we would get transported back to the actual events in effect. The idea being to tell the full eldar history from their creation to the present day, (which would need to include a lot of human stuff by necessity). Whilst at the same time we get to see the harlequins in their role as the ultimate single warriors in the galaxy, and greatest foes of chaos and necrons. Humans would show up a lot, however the story isn't about humans.

First pure action movies are going out of style, if their isn't a decent underlying plot anymore it WILL get savaged by the critics and public alike. At the same time it's getting boring IMHO seeing every sc-fi movie from the human perspective all the time. finnially the Harlequins are so diffrent to anything else i've seen anywhere else before, (story tellers who are the most impressive warriors and also have all these odd abilities to boot). Yes they have real world counterparts, however i havn't seen anything quite like them in fiction before, and i think the uniquness would work in their favour IMHO.

Trouble is if the movie dosen't feature SM's sluaghtering everything in sight without working up a sweat they arn't happy:@.

beardstache
10-11-2006, 23:15
I'd like to see something like a collection of short films. Give a little perspective from all across the board you know. I'd actaually really like to see an animated film in lieu of a live action movie. You just can't capture the intense battles and bloodshed of 40k with actors and CGI.

Hobgoblyn
11-11-2006, 00:03
If a 40K movie was made it would inevitably be a really dumb movie about Space Marines that don't act or look like Space Marines and fight Tyrnid that break every fluff rule known about Tyrnid and the Eldar would be getting along, there would probably be some kind of female Eldar randomly out by herself who'd sleep with the main hero (the Space Marine) in the movie.

Orks might appear very briefly and they'd be either really bad CG or humans make-up on all their exposed skin... Oh, and the Imperial Guard would appear only to get slaughtered off or appear as an unreasonable boss for the Space Marine to rebel against. In fact, the boss would likely betray the Imperium and get taken over by Chaos or something.

And none of the nasty inhumanness of the Imperium would show. Instead it would come across like Hong Kong on a Saturday night except absolutely no one would be Asian.

demicanadian
11-11-2006, 00:50
Tom Cruise as a Space Marines Captain, that is A MUST :D.

Along similar lines...
Kevin Bacon must be an Ultramarine of some kind because, well, he's Kevin Bacon, and, well, the Ultramarines are the Ultramarines.

While Deep Striking or something, Orlando Bloom's character must miss the rope & fall on his head.

The bad guys must be some crappy CG monstrosity that amalgamates all sorts of Tyranid bugs into a horribly Hollywood sort of creation because it fits the whim of some director... which GW must then capitalize on & sell for crazy amounts of money.

ExxonValdez
11-11-2006, 01:06
If you look at the sketch of Captain Lysander in the Space Marine Codex he looks just like Jason Stratham

viokni
11-11-2006, 01:19
How about the relationship between the inquisition and Eldar? You know you wanna see a squad of GK termies and a solitare ruining beasts of chaos's day ;)

Vashalgrim
11-11-2006, 01:59
Screw actors....animate it!

chaos0xomega
11-11-2006, 02:13
My all star cast:

Pierce Brosnan
Sean Connery(sp?)
Harrison Ford
Vin Diesel(definitely a Space Marine, maybe of the Chaos or Renegade persuasion)
Samuel Jackson
And then some other less important people.

Montford981
11-11-2006, 02:51
the great unclean one: Rosie O'donald

Only as a Nurgle daemon.

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hellfire
11-11-2006, 04:12
the great unclean one is a nurgle deamon

the problem with a 40k movie would be portraying the grim side of the imperium without making it so evil that the Nazis look nice in comparison

Reflex
11-11-2006, 04:14
another problem of a movie is that no one, but said 40k players, would understand what the heck is going on. the imperium, what? tau? who? eldar, oh you mean space elves? eh? whats going on?

carl
11-11-2006, 10:23
It could actually be explained quite easilly, it's just that it would defintly need spreading over 2 or more 3 hour+ movies then.

Onisuzume
11-11-2006, 11:29
Accually, there already is an Warhammer 40k based movie. (well, Inquisitor rather)
It's called Damnatus. (www.Damnatus.de)

nanktank
11-11-2006, 11:53
Arnold Schwarznegger as the Catachan Jungle fighter captain, (If you've been around as long as I have you'll hopefully know what miniature I'm referring to!)

Wolf Sgt Kirke
11-11-2006, 12:44
Its got to be Gaunts Ghosts at the seige of vervunhive (necropolis),

Cast:-

Patrick stewart - Gaunt
Brian Cox - Agun Soric
Billy Connolly - Colm Corbec
Jason Statham - Ceglan Varl
Sean Bean - Mkoll
Vin Diesel - try again bragg
and many others

SonofUltramar
11-11-2006, 13:10
Make an Eisenhorn movie. Chris Walken as Eisenhorn.

Ever since Inquisitor was released i've been a huge proponent of Patrick Stewart as Eisenhorn if a film was ever done, lets face it the model looks alot like him and he's a kick ass actor used to playing Sci-fi stuff?

Make it so...:)

Freak Ona Leash
11-11-2006, 13:49
Its got to be Gaunts Ghosts at the seige of vervunhive (necropolis),

Cast:-

Patrick stewart - Gaunt
Brian Cox - Agun Soric
Billy Connolly - Colm Corbec
Jason Statham - Ceglan Varl
Sean Bean - Mkoll
Vin Diesel - try again bragg
and many others
I agree wholeheartedly with this. Quick, someone grab Peter Jackson, whichever GW employee who has control of their IP and lets go do it! :p

Or, failing that, do a Horus Heresy movie. With Johnny Depp as Horus.

Gen.Steiner
11-11-2006, 14:19
1) Animate it.
2) If you're not going to animate it:

Paul Bettany as Guard Officer
Gary Oldman as Commissar (got to agree!)
Vinnie Jones as Guardsman #5
Scarlet Johannson as Sister Hospitaller
Various Others.

General plot:

Last Stand of the 78th: Guardsmen, PDF, militia, cowering citizens, preachers and the rest (maybe a couple of arbites, some Sororitas perhaps) versus either:

Screaming hordes of Orks or Nids.

After they're overrun and destroyed, the Space Marines arrive and the butchery begins anew as the credits roll...!

Atherakhia
11-11-2006, 15:45
they should do a 9 hour trilogy (lke LoTR) based on the Dan Abnett Horus Heresy books, and Christophe Gans and Peter Jackson should direct it

chaos0xomega
11-11-2006, 15:56
another problem of a movie is that no one, but said 40k players, would understand what the heck is going on. the imperium, what? tau? who? eldar, oh you mean space elves? eh? whats going on?

Star Wars never had this problem. Have you ever seen, just once, an explanation for anything in the movie actually in the movie? Nope, they don't tell you the names or homeplanets of many species, and whatnot, they don't tell you what hyperdrive is/how it works, nada, zippo. That's why it was so succesful, it was done that way purposely by George Lucas.

sigur
11-11-2006, 16:07
My opinion: Do not animate it, do not use any well-known actors but try to get good ones. Keep one-liners, humor, a love story and Jerry Bruckheimer as well as Roland Emmerich away from it. Try to get a good storyline. Do not try to include all races of the 40k universe. And on the topic of Bolters: Don't make them look or act like machineguns (which means: No DoW Bolters, they're meant to be like in Chaos Gate.). Don't plan it as a summer release. Don't change any of the designs on weapons, tanks, background etc.

Captain Micha
11-11-2006, 16:14
do it do it do it. I really like the idea of everyone dying at the end. really would fit 40k perfectly

why not? Just make them louder and more cacophonus. (After all a bolter is just a bigger gun)

Powerarmor.. make it worth something please... as it is what makes the Sm a Sm. movies tend to make anything not a bullet proof vest something easy to pierce... (arrows just bounce off of plate... sorry fact of life. Nor do swords easily go through it either.)

Ventris_Fellstorm
11-11-2006, 16:37
they should do a 9 hour trilogy (lke LoTR) based on the Dan Abnett Horus Heresy books, and Christophe Gans and Peter Jackson should direct it

Yes! Yes!:D :D :D This would be great, but seeing as there's going to be like 8 or 9 books in the whole series, well...I don't think they can fit it in 9 hours.

And if they do, they cut out a lot of excellent stuff! And that would just suck!!!:cries:


EDIT*And the book series is by different authors, not just Dan Abnett...just a small edit...

downundercadet07
11-11-2006, 17:03
No nids, because a bunch of guards vs. nids and people will sit around saying "Hey, I've seen this before I think..." Night Lords space marines would be the best opponent, because dead to rights, it should be a horror movie.

Make it a city-fight thing so that you don't have to rely on a huge number of CGI vehicles, and you can focus on the individual infantry guys. Plus, with the short range of the engagements, people would be able to get around the fact that there is a lot of illogical CC in 40k.

Definately night lords against guard, say karskin platoon, in a contested city (but not a hive, too overdone). Set the beginning of the movie in the afternoon, and have it fade into night. The karskin see crap on their auspex, but there isn't anything there, every now and then a huge shape flits in and out of sight. Show a night lord smash through some massive wall, grab some dude, rip his arms off, the dude is screaming and there is blood everywhere when they get back, but no night lord. You could make it scary as hell.

Plus in city fight you can really highlight how powerfull the weapons are and how insanely nasty the power armour makes space marines.

Cast--
Platoon Leader-- Jamie Fox
Platoon SGT-- Jason Stratham
Squad SGTS-- Clive Owen, Russel Crowe, Edward Norton

Str10_hurts
11-11-2006, 17:11
Funny how these treads pop up now and then.

Space wolves, the first book is perfect for a film because it rolls very evenly into the world of 40k. And the main character, has just as many questions about it as the audience.

So for non-fans and fans it would be the best book to film.

AinuLainour
11-11-2006, 17:20
No nids, because a bunch of guards vs. nids and people will sit around saying "Hey, I've seen this before I think..." Night Lords space marines would be the best opponent, because dead to rights, it should be a horror movie.

Make it a city-fight thing so that you don't have to rely on a huge number of CGI vehicles, and you can focus on the individual infantry guys. Plus, with the short range of the engagements, people would be able to get around the fact that there is a lot of illogical CC in 40k.

Definately night lords against guard, say karskin platoon, in a contested city (but not a hive, too overdone). Set the beginning of the movie in the afternoon, and have it fade into night. The karskin see crap on their auspex, but there isn't anything there, every now and then a huge shape flits in and out of sight. Show a night lord smash through some massive wall, grab some dude, rip his arms off, the dude is screaming and there is blood everywhere when they get back, but no night lord. You could make it scary as hell.

Plus in city fight you can really highlight how powerfull the weapons are and how insanely nasty the power armour makes space marines.

Night Lords would fit in well with Peter Jackson's horror movie background, though what if they had the movie from another point of view?

Say.. The necrons or eldar?

Rowenstin
11-11-2006, 18:18
Battle for Armageddon, guys. The first one, with Yarrik and blood angels and stuff. Horus heresy would be great, but also too long.

Freak Ona Leash
11-11-2006, 19:14
Battle for Armageddon, guys. The first one, with Yarrik and blood angels and stuff. Horus heresy would be great, but also too long.
You mean the second one ;) The first one was with Angron coming in and doing the "RAWR, I R TEH SMASHIEST BISH AROUND FOO!" thing. Oh, and I agree with the Generals idea, maybe mixed with downundercadet07s idea.

Make it a Cityfight thing, to not only get people to realise why there is a bunch of men with perfectly functional long-range guns rushing each other with chainsaws, but also to showcase the Gothicness of the universe. It could be a "hopeless siege" scenario, the Guard hopelessly outnumbered by Traitors, fighting in their last stand. Always refering to the "Astartes" hoping they will come as promised (leaving the audience with the question "Who the ******* are these Astartes and why are they wanted so much?") but of course, the Marines dont come. Just as the traitors break in, and the main character is dying, he sees lights in the skies. Dozens of little shooting stars, getting closer and closer...until he/she sees what they are: Space Marine Drop Pods. As the valiant Guardsmen finally fall, a quiet descends, just before the pods impact. They open, slowly, dramatically (you know, steam hissing, flames flickering in the background. Standard film fare) and the Marines, massive seven-and-a-half foot tall, armored and armed to the teeth sons of bishes, step out. And hell breaks loose as the film ends, with the Astartes butchering the slayers of the Guardsmen.

Ah, but I can see it now...wow, it sounds dumb, even in my head.

althathir
11-11-2006, 19:26
If they ever made a 40k movie, they should just have the guys that animated the dawn of war intro make it.

Rowenstin
11-11-2006, 19:30
You mean the second one ;) The first one was with Angron coming in and doing the "RAWR, I R TEH SMASHIEST BISH AROUND FOO!" thing.

Sure, I forgot that little factoid of 40k background.

Gensuke626
11-11-2006, 19:47
I have to say...I think a good old fashioned Ork on Guard brawl would be what's in order...so The Second War for Armageddon...Specifically the Seige of Hades Hive. Or the Battle of Big Toof River. Maybe just something new, But I'd love to see Orks taking on Guardsmen. and It'd be great if they called in the Red Skull Kommandoz.

Death3965
11-11-2006, 19:54
or a 15 hours movie could be cool your getting orcs vs guard city fight and no mans land thing

A neutral shade of black.
11-11-2006, 19:55
Imagine him in power armour, with a grim expression on his face, eyes a little shut as if he'd be staring into the sun.

No mere sergeant; Roboute Guilliman!

We need a Heresy trilogy based on the proper fluff (i.e. the one before all the crap that became official with the Sabertooth TCG; the one that actually shows that Man's greatest achievements will always fail because of how human he is).

UnRiggable
11-11-2006, 20:49
Horus Heresy: The quintilogy.

Episode 1: The beginning of the imperium and the freeing of lost worlds. Just battles and battles and battles...namely, against Eldar.

Episode 2: Freeing of worlds part 2. It ends with chaos starting to control some legions.

Episode 3: Widespread ruckus. Emperor's Children attacking Ravenwing...you get the picture. Maybe guard can come in? Istvaan occurs (probably in the beginning)

Episode 4: The plot against terra and possibly the beginning of the fight itself

Episode 5: Terra siege. Emporer / Horus showdown.

That sounds like a cool idea but could cost sooo muuuch mooneyy.

Montford981
12-11-2006, 05:11
Necrons would probably be real popular in a movie since most folks don't know about 40K and necrons look like terminators from the Schwarzenegger movies.

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Ventris_Fellstorm
12-11-2006, 08:11
Here's the trailer for "Bloodquest":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpEY630UaMg

It's a pity this didn't work out:cries:. The Marines look a little stiff though...

Triceron
12-11-2006, 08:17
Lots of big, musclebound New Zealand actors like the guys who played the Uruk Hai :P

Freak Ona Leash
12-11-2006, 12:30
Here's the trailer for "Bloodquest":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpEY630UaMg

It's a pity this didn't work out:cries:. The Marines look a little stiff though...
Now Im sad. I wished that movie had happened. :(

Rockerfella
12-11-2006, 13:36
Here's the trailer for "Bloodquest":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpEY630UaMg

It's a pity this didn't work out:cries:. The Marines look a little stiff though...

Wow. Shame....

are the guys on the dinosaurs Eldar Exodites??

To be fair, i think in reality, Marines would be pretty stiff. :D

I think, you would HAVE to have some Enigmatic Eldar character in there, who's just HARD as nails, and talks a colossal amount of poop. Psychic powers galore!!! :D

A neutral shade of black.
12-11-2006, 14:01
That sounds like a cool idea but could cost sooo muuuch mooneyy.

Or better:

Part 1 - the start of the Imperium and the finding of the primarchs shown as a thirty minute intro with epic music and suitably epic voice-over narrator; somewhat like Galadriel's intro in FotR. This followed by at least an hour of somehow showing how trustworthy all the primarchs are so that people are surprised when they start turning.
The bulk of the movie is the grind to a halt of the Crusade, the growth of dissent amongst the Emperor's son and a slight hint that some may have turned to darker forces altogether because of their humanity (i.e. Iron Warriors constantly being used to do the dirty jobs and not rewarded; Angron denied repeatedly; Magnus' sorcery banned, etc.).

Part 2 - Istvaan occurs roughly two thirds of the way through and is shown merely as a before/after situation with possibly a very small number of glimpses of the ground fight before it's nuked. First part of the movie is more suspicion of people not being happy, followed by a confirmation that there's a rebellion (and exactly why that rebellion is occurring, i.e. not happy with the Emperor not being good enough - Chaos is blamed by the Emperor, but the neutral point of view of the movie, whilst showing that the renegades have turned to the Four, stress that they did so because they were scorned by the Emperor in favour of some of his other sons). The aftermath of Istvaan occupies probably the last half-hour, with random people formally swearing allegiance to Horus and his gods in his quest to topple the weak Emperor and be able to further the glory of Mankind unhindered.

Part 3 - plans for the Siege of Terra are made; everyone starts moving towards Earth. The legions that weren't there are shown, the fights that weren't happening on Terra are shown at regular interval during the other legions' trip to Earth. The last hour and a half of the movie are just the Siege of Terra and the epic battle at the end. The movie ends in a religious silence with the enthronement of the Emperor (kind of solemn ceremony lasting ten or so minutes and a lot more interesting than Frodo's cryfest at the end of RotK) and the fate of the remaining primarchs (both loyal and renegade) are shown briefly, or hinted at. End of the Heresy.

The Keeper of Secrets
12-11-2006, 14:56
It just sooooooo has to involve nurgle, think of all the immense special effects....

Gimp
12-11-2006, 15:09
It would be cool if it was in anima.

Sick
12-11-2006, 15:37
Armageddon would be fun.
Loads of 'fight to the last" guardsmen against hundred thousands of Orks.

And Ghazkhull would be the Ultimate kickass badguy.
Not to mention Yarrick. (Clint Eastwood)

catdubh
12-11-2006, 15:53
Hmm, Kate Beckinsdale out of tight leather for a change.

.....WHY? :)

althathir
12-11-2006, 22:51
Armageddon would be fun.
Loads of 'fight to the last" guardsmen against hundred thousands of Orks.

And Ghazkhull would be the Ultimate kickass badguy.
Not to mention Yarrick. (Clint Eastwood)

Yeah plus it would allow for space marines to be in the mix, and it could show what the Eldar did that lead to, the orcs going there in the first place.

Rockerfella
13-11-2006, 00:20
Yeah plus it would allow for space marines to be in the mix, and it could show what the Eldar did that lead to, the orcs going there in the first place.

Yeah... the intro could be of this ancient farseer (Eldrad) hunched over this weird looking table in a dark room on Ulthwe... ordering his forces to make the raid on the orks that changed their direction towards Armageddon.

Damn those meddling Eldar!!:D

Montford981
13-11-2006, 14:24
Orks were probably a poor choice for the movie (Bloodquest). The Killa Kan just looked comical in the trailer, it really didn't look meanacing. Choas, Necrons or Eldar might have been better choices to oppose the Space Marines, especially Chaos and Necrons (from a cinematic point of view).

-981

Carlos
13-11-2006, 17:40
The problem with a 40K movie is its niche market. There are 2 real possible outcomes (if any) of such a project:

1. Hollywood Blockbuster
A hollywood studio gets the GW licence and gets a director who has an interest in wargaming to really come up with something good. Andy C and Jervis would be hired as creative control.
Ideally it would just be based on the Horus Heresy novels as these stand up to 'outside' viewing from the general public.
Tyranids = Alien/Starship Troopers
Tau = Star Wars
Orks = LotR
Eldar = Stargate
Necrons = Terminator
Therefore it just leaves humanity vs chaos as the real only commercially viable option. And the least lawsuits from James Cameron!

2. DVD only CGI movie
This one is a no-brainer and Im suprised no-one at GW has suggested it as a spin off.
Get the company who made the stunning intro to Dawn of War and get them to make an entire film of the same quality. It could be any sort of plot because realistically its only going to appeal to gamers and not normal folk.
The books are popular, so why not this sort of thing? Or even better release them as a series of half-hour downloads from the GW site.

UnRiggable
13-11-2006, 23:48
.....WHY? :)
YEAH!

Explaining chaos would be a cool part of a 40k movie, show that guy who says that the warp is an equal parallel universe to ours. Also show the radiation effects with one of the 'main' characters as he wanders through the Eye of Terror and we see a very, very, very trippy scene with lots of colors and his confusion and he watches his limbs turn into things he doesn't want them to become. Then he escapes and his body is completely transformed (maybe his hands have become twisted, tentacle-like things)

Bregalad
14-11-2006, 00:08
I would suggest to cast all Xenos with cheap no-name actors or, alternatively, do short cameos of established ones. In the GW world, Xenos are just target practice and die on the spot, no need to remember, who this bloody pile of flesh was.


Accually, there already is an Warhammer 40k based movie. (well, Inquisitor rather)
It's called Damnatus. (www.Damnatus.de)

Project seems to have been cancelled.


Hmm, Kate Beckinsdale out of tight leather for a change (and into form fitting power armour).
Well, I could live with the first part of this proposal ;)

Gen.Steiner
14-11-2006, 00:17
I would suggest to cast all Xenos with cheap no-name actors or, alternatively, do short cameos of established ones. In the GW world, Xenos are just target practice and die on the spot, no need to remember, who this bloody pile of flesh was.

As it should be. Death, as they say, to the Xenos!


Project seems to have been cancelled.

Well, as far as I could make out, they're working on post-production at the moment...?


Well, I could live with the first part of this proposal ;)

Kate Beckinsale for Death Cult Assassin ... Scarlett Johannson for Callidus Assassin!

Defenestratus
14-11-2006, 00:19
Well what I'm going to propose is probably going to be labelled as heresey, but I don't care.

I think they need to tie it in with the Alien series of movies for it to be successful.

All they are are genestealers. Fast forward 40,000 years. That way fans of the Alien series can get involved, and you appeal to a wider scifi audience than just the 40k crowd.

I have a friend that went to film school here in the states JUST so he can make a 40k movie. Its his life goal.

Bregalad
14-11-2006, 00:36
Well, as far as I could make out, they're working on post-production at the moment...?

Okay, just checked their website, and the movie is indeed in post-production. Last time I checked, there was nothing going on for a while.

Castings:
Tom Cruise as someone who dies a horrible death early in the film ;)
Christina Aguilera as Eldar Banshee :)
Some old forgotten Hollywood star as the Emperor (on Golden throne!)
Vin Diesel as Catachan.
Bruce Willis as SM Captain.
Matt Damon as Grey Knight.
Lucy Liu as Death Cultist.
Ben Stiller as Ciaphas Cain.
Kristanna Loken as Eldar Farseer!

Chuck Norris as himself! Or Primarch Leman Russ!
Russell Crowe as Blood Angel Captain.
Michael Jackson as Possessed (or Chaos Beast in a few years :)).
Samual Jackson as pilot (no snakes !). Will Smith as co-pilot (snakes !).
Kevin Spacey as Astropath.

elvinltl
14-11-2006, 01:02
If the movies were to be based on only a few races it will be too boring. I think a good storyline will be a introduction summarising Eldar,Necrons and Humanity followed by the war between Eldar and Necrons.

You know people always goes OOOOOOOO AHHHHHHHHHH at Elves when they are made so elegant and beautiful fighting ancient evil Necrons. Titanic battle.
Then go on talking about us, concerning humanity.

To some, suddenly popping in characters is confusing but is a good method to hook in viewers if used properly. So actually it is up to the director to produce a excellent movie.

Animation could be a good option like final fantasies.

Gen.Steiner
14-11-2006, 01:20
Okay, just checked their website, and the movie is indeed in post-production. Last time I checked, there was nothing going on for a while.

Hurrah for GCSE-level German! :D


Castings ...

Scarlet Johannson's got to be in there somewhere. I vote Callidus Assassin. :angel:

UnRiggable
14-11-2006, 01:56
I still think the emperor should be played by chris farley.

Zapp Brannigan
14-11-2006, 02:00
On the subject of Damnatus, it's not actually cancelled. There's been one update since 2005, and it was two weeks ago:

"
+++ DAT. LOCAL. 24. OKTOBER 2006
+++ DATUM IMPERIALIS 811006/M3
+++ NUNTIUS/TORWÄCHTER
+++ REF.: PICTURE LOCK

The moment in which "Picture Lock" is announced is a very crucial situation for most movie productions. From this second on, none of the movie's visual features may be changed anymore and master recordings are sent out to be duplicated. To us and DAMNATUS, that's just a symbolic moment since we completely rely on a digital workflow and thus will still be able to change anything we want, even seconds before the opening night.

Why do we tell you that? Well, we proudly announce that the visual components of DAMNATUS are done after we had to correct and improve things here and there over the last few weeks. But now, it's just up to our brothers-in-arms fighting at the sound frontline.

Be patient, be cool, it won't take too long from now on."

AinuLainour
14-11-2006, 04:24
:eek: Thank you for that news!!!!!!!!

As for Chuck Norris playing Leman Russ, dude that is spot-on.