Henry Cavill has announced that he is working on an adaptation of the tabletop game Warhammer 40,000. Cavill, who is best known for his roles in the Superman franchise and Netflix's The Witcher, made the announcement on his Instagram account, describing the project as a lifelong dream.
He also mentioned his girlfriend, Natalie Viscuso, with whom he is collaborating on the project. Cavill stated that he feels he has the skills and experience necessary to bring the fantasy world of Warhammer to life in a cinematic universe.
He also praised Viscuso and their partnership with Vertigo, which has allowed them to secure a home for the project at Amazon. Cavill stated that Amazon will give them the freedom to accurately portray the vast scope of Warhammer.
It is currently unclear when the project will be released or what form it will take. "For 30 years I have dreamt of seeing a Warhammer universe in live action," Cavil, 39, said of the cult fantasy tabletop game, produced by Games Workshop.
"Now, after 22 years of experience in this industry, I finally feel that I have the skill set and experience to guide a Warhammer Cinematic Universe into life." "Partnering with Natalie Viscuso at Vertigo has been a blessing beyond words, without her we might not have found the perfect home at Amazon," he continued of working with his girlfriend, 33.
"And having a home like Amazon will give us the freedom to be true to the massive scope of Warhammer." "To all of you Warhammer fans out there, I promise to respect this IP that we love," he pledged. "I promise to bring you something familiar.
And I endeavour to bring you something fantastic that is, as of yet, unseen." "Our first steps are to find our Filmmaker/Creator/Writer. Watch this space, my friends," he concluded.
Natalie Viscuso also made a statement on instagram
"Fantasy, horror and sci-fi are the bedrock of my creative language, so when Henry introduced me to Warhammer a couple of years ago, I immediately felt at home.
The stories are rich and complex, the scope of the world building provides an incredible playground for one's imagination, and the characters, both tragic and heroic, never leave you." "Building a cinematic universe with Henry, our team at Amazon, and the empire that is Games Workshop, is an honor and a pleasure. To the community: thank you for the warm welcome. We hope to do you proud," she added.
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