Top miniature game developer Games Workshop has finalized a deal with Amazon to televise movies and series based on the Warhammer universe. The deal will allow Amazon to feature all video games and lore including the Warhammer fantasy universe.
Amazon Studios announced last year that it had secured the Warhammer 40,000 license and was planning to launch a “universe of Warhammer programming.” Games Workshop now confirms a “full agreement” contract has been signed with Amazon, “and the next stage can begin.”
It’s now official that the companies have signed an agreement giving Amazon the right to develop films and TV shows based on intellectual property. As a result, Games Workshop could attract more Warhammer 40K players with the adaptations.
“All we can tell you right now is that an elite band of screenwriters, each with their particular passion for Warhammer, is being assembled to help bring the setting and characters you love to the screen,” Games Workshop said in a blog post on its community website.
In addition, the studio made it clear that it had no misconception about the economic impact of the deal stating that it understands that it may take a couple of years to become a financial reality.
“TV and film production is a mammoth undertaking,” Games Workshop said. “It’s not unusual for projects to take two to three years from this point before something arrives on screen. Still, things are now properly rolling, and you can bet we’ll bring you all the latest updates and cool snippets as soon as we’re able.”
Furthermore, Games Workshop hinted that the project was already in motion. There will be an “elite band” of screenwriters creating the TV shows and movies, assisted by Henry Cavill. Cavill is a major Warhammer 40K fan, who will be an executive producer as well as starring in some of them.