Amazon Studios secures film and TV rights to Warhammer 40,000

Amazon Studios, Warhammer, Vertigo Entertainment, Games Workshop
Amazon Studios has secured global film and TV rights to Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 brand.

Actor – and famous Warhammer fan – Henry Cavill is set to star in and executive produce the Warhammer 40,000 franchise across all Amazon Studios productions.

“Warhammer 40,000 has captured the imagination of fans of all ages, from all walks of life, and all over the world,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon and MGM Studios.

“We are excited to work with Henry, Vertigo Entertainment and Games Workshop across our Amazon entertainment businesses on this brilliant, immersive franchise for our global customers to experience for years to come.”

Cavill added: “I have loved Warhammer since I was a boy, making this moment truly special for me. The opportunity to shepherd this cinematic universe from its inception is quite the honour and the responsibility.

“I couldn’t be more grateful for all the hard work put in by Vertigo, Amazon and Games Workshop to make this happen. One step closer to making a nigh-on lifelong dream come true.”

Since launching nearly 40 years ago, the Warhammer universe has been constantly expanding through miniatures, sourcebooks, tabletop games, animations, novels and video games.

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