Amazon Prime To Close Deal On Warhammer 40K TV Series With Henry Cavill Attached

Posted on December 19, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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While Netflix for the most part has bolstered on video game adaptations for film & television for quite some time, Amazon Prime Video is beginning to stack high on its own lineup of properties as well. For many familiar by now, Fallout is being produced with Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Johnathan Nolan. More recently, God of War was given the green light at the same firm as well.

Additionally, Mass Effect was said to be in discussion at Amazon as well casting Henry Cavill. In one comment from Mass Effect Legendary Edition director Mac Walters, he entertained the idea of a television show being more true to exploring the universe which showed indication that the talk was coming along at Prime Video. And with the departure of Cavill at The Witcher under Netflix, now would be a great time for an announcement.

Well, an even bigger surprise surfaced recently. From The Hollywood Reporter, Warhammer 40,000 is said to be receiving a TV adaptation with Henry Cavill attached to the production instead. Roy Lee (Barbarian, It, The Ring) and Natalie Viscuso (The Mist, Scream: The TV Series) of Vertigo Entertainment are to both helm the project.

“I have loved Warhammer since I was a boy, making this moment truly special for me. The opportunity to shepherd this cinematic universe from its inception is quite the honour and the responsibility,” Cavill said in a comment. “I couldn’t be more grateful for all the hard work put in by Vertigo, Amazon Studios and Games Workshop to make this happen. One step closer to making a nigh on lifelong dream come true.”

Games Workshop product design director Max Bottrill and creative director Andy Smillie are to both be attached as executive producers alongside Henry Cavill. “It’s great news and we’re absolutely thrilled; we’re working with a fantastic triumvirate in Henry, Vertigo, and Amazon. Henry’s well-known love of Warhammer 40,000—and his passion as a world-builder and storyteller—will serve us all well in the coming years,” Smillie adds.

“Finally, Warhammer will make it to the screen as the fans have hoped, and as they deserve. Exciting times!” The announcement comes days following Cavill’s abrupt retirement to play Superman, he announced on Instagram. The publication does point out the deal is still early motion and has yet to be given a full go ahead, so there is still more to come if officially greenlit.

What do you want to see from Henry Cavill’s Warhammer 40,000 TV show?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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