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Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie (2010)

Terence Stamp, John Hurt, Sean Pertwee, Steven Waddington, Donald Sumpter, Johnny Harris
Director: Martyn Pick

U.S. Release Date: December 13th, 2010


For the first time ever, and to hundreds of thousands of fans’ anticipation, a feature film based on Games Workshop’s phenomenally popular Warhammer 40,000 science fantasy universe has been bought to screen by new production company Codex Pictures, starring Terence Stamp (Superman 2, Valkyrie), John Hurt (Alien, Hellboy) and Sean Pertwee (Event Horizon, Dog Soldiers).

Based on internationally successful tabletop miniature wargame Warhammer 40,000 from Games Workshop (~$200 million revenue 2010), the screenplay for Ultramarines has been written by one of their best-selling Games Workshop Black Library authors Dan Abnett, who also writes for 2000AD, Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

Employing a rich, atmosphere-laden CGI animation style, Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie is available now as a two-disc special edition collector’s set in a striking original SteelBook case, including bonus features and a specially commissioned graphic 'prequel' novel. This give fans a unique opportunity to own the film as a collectable DVD ahead of its limited theatrical run in selected US and UK cinemas and a retail distribution later next year.

Ultramarines has been produced by UK independent production company Codex Pictures in association with Good Story Productions. The team behind Ultramarines were producers of the original trilogy of highly successful and multi award-winning Bionicle DVDs, made for the LEGO Company.

Ultramarines is set 40,000 years in the grim, dark future when the Imperium of Man covers a million worlds and faces threats from aliens, traitors, and demons.

The suspenseful story follows a raw squad of Ultramarines, (a special unit of genetically enhanced, armored Space Marines) investigating an urgent request for assistance from the remote shrine-world of Mithron. Mithron is defended by a full company of Imperial Fists, a fellow chapter of Space Marines who, for countless generations, have stood guard over the planet and its Imperial Shrine. What dreadful fate could have overcome them that they had to activate the distress beacon?

On arriving, the squad discovers that a terrible battle has taken place and some great evil has been unleashed. As unseen dangers close in around them, the newly promoted battle-brothers have to mount a tense and deadly insertion to find any surviving Imperial Fists and the reason behind the emergency signal . . .


Yeah, it is obviously for fans but will someone who doesn’t know his Nekrons from his Orks have a clue what’s going on? We asked screenwriter Dan Abnett to find out in this exclusive interview.







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