Henry Cavill has been tapped to star in and executive produce a “Warhammer 40,000” franchise for Amazon Studios.
The company, which secured global rights to the immensely popular intellectual property from Games Workshop, will create series, films and more under the agreement.
Since launching nearly 40 years ago, the Warhammer universe has been constantly expanding through GAW’s miniatures, sourcebooks, tabletop games, animations, novels, a wealth of licensed material, and video games.
“Warhammer 40,000” is set in the far future, where humanity stands at the edge of what might be its brightest future, or its darkest age. The threats to humankind’s empire are many — traitors driven by the fires of ambition, alien empires sworn to reclaim the stars, and the corruption of reality by malevolent gods.
“I have loved Warhammer Since I was a boy, this moment is special to me. The opportunity to shepherd this cinematic universe from its inception is quite the honour and the responsibility,” Cavill said in a statement.
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