Warhammer 40K Live-Action TV Show In The Works
When it comes to live-action television show adaptation of video games, it’s a hit or miss for some. From Mortal Kombat, The Witcher, DOOM: Annihilation, and even Monster Hunter. As a rapidly evolving industry with much to offer in technological advances and immersive experiences, Hollywood producers want in. The latest live-action adaptation to hit the news is Warhammer 40K.
Games Workshop and Big Light Productions announced Eisenhorn, a live-action, science-fiction, and fantasy genre adaptation of their acclaimed franchise – one that spans from tabletops to novels, videos games, and more. Known for his work in The Man in the High Castle and The X-Files, Frank Spotnitz is the appointed as showrunner and executive producer for Eisenhorn. Suffice to say, he’s excited to see this production come to life.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Games Workshop to develop the beloved visionary world of Warhammer 40,000 into a TV series,” Spotnitz said during a press release. “Warhammer 40,000 is steeped in rich and complex lore, with a myriad of traditions and stories that have accumulated over time in this thrilling and complex world, making it one of the most exciting properties to adapt for television audiences and the franchise’s loyal global fanbase. There is nothing else like it on television, and we are incredibly excited to tap into our own experience creating imaginative, complex and compelling worlds to bring this incredible saga to the screen.”
The live-action TV show will take inspiration from the titular Eisenhorn novels written by a New York Times best-selling author Dan Abnett. He’s renown for projects alongside Marvel, such as Guardians of the Galaxy, The Punisher: Year One, and various other notable comic treasures. Abnett is thrilled to dive into the head-space of Gregor Eisenhorn, a character known as the “destroyer of daemons and a purger of heretics.”
Gregor Eisenhorn is a relentless force in the dark future of the Warhammer universe: a destroyer of daemons and a purger of heretics, implacable, powerful and dedicated. But the appeal to me, from the moment I started writing him, was his complexity. He is not the simple, ruthless hero he appears to be.
His battle with the Warp leads him into dark places and forces him to question his duty, his understanding of the Imperium, and his own identity. With Eisenhorn, it’s not just the adventures, and they are certainly vivid: it’s the journey he takes to the very limits of what he is and what it means to be loyal.”
It sounds like Spotnitz and team have their work cut out for them. It won’t be an easy feat to capture the dark and grim themes of Warhammer 40K, but it will be a worthwhile investment for Warhammer fans across the world. What do you think about another one of your favorite games getting the live-action treatment? Are you stoked to see how the team brings Warhammer 40K to life? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming and entertainment news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:
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