Games Workshop, a British company of board games and “fantasy” figures, has entered into an agreement with the platform to develop productions around the universe of Warhammer 40,000.
British ‘fantasy’ board game and miniatures company Games Workshop announced on Friday a deal with Amazon to make films and TV productions based on its universe. Warhammer 40,000.
The company “has entered into an agreement in principle with Amazon Content Services”, a subsidiary of the American giant, which will develop “film and television productions” from its universe, the company founded in 1975 announced in a press release.
Even before the final contracts are signed, “Amazon will begin certain development activities (such as holding initial discussions with authors) to facilitate the project,” clarifies the press release, which does not provide any details on the amounts in view.
Henry Cavill and Nathalie Viscuso to headline
Actor Henry Cavill, interpreted by Superman and The Witcher, said on his Instagram account that he would be involved in the project. After “22 years of experience in this industry, I finally have the skills and experience to produce a cinematic Warhammer experience,” he added.
He points out that for his partner in this project, Nathalie Viscuso, and him, “having found Amazon as a home to host this project” will “give them the freedom to do justice to the scope of Warhammer”.
The news was welcomed by investors: Games Workshop ended up 16% at 8,480 pence on the London Stock Exchange.
Next message is coming
It is intended that the rights will initially be granted to develop the universe Warhammer 40,000one of the group’s main franchises based on a futuristic world.
The concrete implementation of the project with Amazon still depends on the signing of the contracts “on which the parties are working”, clarifies Games Workshop, adding that a “next announcement will be made in good time”.
The company makes tens of thousands of figures each year in Britain, which are sold in 5,000 stores around the world, the group states on its website.