Starring: 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
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
Facebook group today and get all the latest sci-fi movie news & rumors