Henry Cavill’s definitely had an up-and-down-and-up-and-oh-my-god few months, however the former Superman and about-to-be-former Witcher star is perhaps about to land one other dream function: the lead in a collection adaptation of the world of Warhammer 40,000.
The Hollywood Reporter has phrase that Amazon is closing in on a deal to amass the rights to Video games Workshop’s massively well-liked sci-fi wargame, and whereas no writers or showrunners are hooked up, Cavill is purportedly already on board to star and govt produce the collection.
Warhammer 40,000, which began in 1987, is about within the far way forward for the forty first millennium, in a galaxy torn aside by perpetual struggle. The Imperium of Man—a theological autocracy dominated by the decaying physique of a millennia-old God-Emperor and defended by the genetically enhanced, power-armor-laden chapters of the House Marines—attempts to safeguard its worlds and peoples in opposition to a number of alien and demonic threats, from the corrupted forces of Chaos, to the mech-piloting hegemony of the Tau Empire, to the swarming hordes of the Tyranid hives. It’s a world that spawned the time period “grimdark” for its love of excessive extra in gore, motion, and the quantity of spikes you possibly can match onto somebody’s shoulders.
Cavill has made it identified many a time that he’s an avowed fan of the setting and the tabletop game itself, portray his personal military of Adeptus Custodes—the golden-plated private guards of the Imperium’s Emperor. That is additionally not the primary time we’ve heard of plans for a Warhammer 40,000 TV present, both: Video games Workshop itself beforehand introduced it was planning on developing a series across the Imperial Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn, a personality from the corporate’s “Black Library” fiction vary who hunts down alien and demonic threats in opposition to the Imperium, however that is presumably a unique concept within the works.
We’ll carry you extra on Amazon, and Henry Cavill’s, plans for Warhammer 40,000 as and once we study them.
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