Ultramarines The Movie

Okay, there is a very exciting event on the horizon for me and the other fans of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Ultramarines the Movie. Here is some info from the official site [LINK]:

ULTRAMARINES: A WARHAMMER 40,000 MOVIE takes place in the vast, dystopian science fantasy setting of Games Workshop’s table-top strategy war game, Warhammer 40,000.

Spanning a huge fictional universe, the Imperium of Man – a decentralised but totalitarian interstellar regime - interacts with various factions and races of aliens, including the Tau, the Eldar, the Necrons, the Tyranids and the Orks, battling against the forces of evil, the Daemons of Chaos who live in a parallel dimension, the Warp.

Mankind’s defences are formed primarily of the Imperial Guard, huge in numbers, and the genetically-enhanced, elite super-warriors, the Space Marines, also known as the Adeptus Astartes. Devotedly loyal to the Emperor and followers of the Codex Astartes (the book of doctrine for all Space Marine chapters), they are the finest and most feared of all fighting forces in the Imperium. With more than a thousand chapters (each of a thousand men) including the Space Wolves, the Blood Angels, the Imperial Fists and the traitorous Chaos Space Marines, each chapter has distinctive characteristics, armour and weaponry: The Ultramarines are considered by many to be the most powerful, the most courageous and the most unswervingly-loyal of all the Space Marine Chapters.

Created more than 30 years ago, today Warhammer 40,000 is played in thousands of Games Workshop’s hobby centres, schools and clubs around the world, appealing to those that enjoy tactical gameplay as well the skilled painting of miniatures. The universe also is represented in many novels, published by Games Workshop’s Black Library, White Dwarf, the monthly magazine, and several licensed board games and video games. ULTRAMARINES: A WARHAMMER 40,000 MOVIE is the first feature-length movie interpretation of the property.

I just can’t wait to watch this film, I’ve been a huge fan of WH40K ever since I held that first copy of Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader in my glue and paint splattered hands all those years ago as a teenager. Something that seemed a no brainer even all those years ago was a WH40K movie, yet no one ever seemed to want to take the plunge, until now. Written by Dan Abnett, an amazing writer, and staring a fantastic cast such as Donald Sumpter, Sean Pertwee, John Hurt, Terence Stamp and more, it can’t fail to impress, and the trailer sends shivers up my spine!

I felt I needed to gush about this film as it has been a long, long time coming and I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling this way. Good news is, the wait is almost over!


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