Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Maze Runner Poster Lands
Welcome to the concrete jungle
Comic-Con: Mad Max: Fury Road Footage Online
And some new images and posters
Teaser Trailer For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Katniss fights another day
Tarantino Confirms Revived Hateful Eight
Tells Comic-Con, 'We're doing it'.
More Movie News

Exclusive: First Look At Ultramarines
Trailer for Warhammer 40,000 movie

08 October 2010  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

submit to reddit

In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war. If these words mean nothing to you then you clearly spent too much of your childhood playing outside in the sunshine and not enough hunched over tiny lead space marines with a paint brush while desperately trying to get the Space Wolves logo right. They are, of course, synonymous with classic tabletop game Warhammer 40,000, which is enjoying its movie debut with Martyn Pick's upcoming feature film, Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie.

For those who don't know their Eldar Harlequins from their greater daemons of Nurgle, Warhammer 40k is set in the titular year some time hence, where humanity has conquered the stars. It's not your average space adventure though - this is the kind of future that would have had Gene Roddenberry crying for his mother. 40k features a darkly gothic sci-fi universe populated with technologically advanced versions of classic fantasy races such as the orks and the Eldar (elves).


It's a gloriously realised universe and Ultramarines marks its first foray to the screen. With vocal talent from Terence Stamp, Sean Pertwee and Steven Waddington, Ultramarines follows the iconic chapter of Space Marines as they fight off the forces of chaos in the service of humanity's emperor.

We have the very first look at the movie below.

Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie will be available as a Special Edition Collector’s Edition for a limited period only exclusively from the official website. Pre-orders start today, for a worldwide release on November 29, 2010. Visit the official website for more information.
 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

First Pic Of Michelle Williams As Monroe
My Week With Marilyn starts shooting
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Ultramarines Blu-ray
Finally! It'll be released in June. I can't wait! ultramarinesthemovie.com More

Posted by Edward_B7 at 09:20 on 22 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Exclusive: First Look At Ultramarines
The storyline is in more than capable hands, the voice acting is monumental and the graphics will be good enough to get their point across. To a degree, I guess the way the aesthetic value of the movie has turned out will be no bad thing in the sense that it's not too far removed from the likeness of tabletop miniatures and/or what we see in the games. It is stylized. It also is going to be a broad statement in the sense that I think alot of people lose sight of storyline integrity and a More

Posted by Cypher6 at 01:48 on 17 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: huang69
Certainly can, can also dish it back. nice comeback by the way More

Posted by Sleazy at 19:53 on 11 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: huang69
Nice to see you Games Workshop types can still take a bit of gentle ribbing. More

Posted by horribleives at 15:36 on 11 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: huang69
L: horribleives Forget Ultramairines - for £25.99 you could get your first look at a naked lady. sp; wow geek elitism from someone who manages to mention both Batman and Zoids in his sig.   Is £25.99 the going rate for women your way then? I've never had to pay for it myself despite being a 40k fan. More

Posted by Sleazy at 12:13 on 11 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: huang69
Forget Ultramairines - for £25.99 you could get your first look at a naked lady. More

Posted by horribleives at 15:19 on 10 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Bolt Thrower
L: DaveTheStampede I was always under the impression that the budget wasn't huge, but damn that makes it sound minuscule... Well, here's hoping this makes decent pile that they can pump into the sequel. sp; Pretty much what the idea is. Kerney was asked a few times about a sequel and alternative films based around other races and factions in the Warhammer 40000 universe, or perhaps even the Horus Heresy series, which is currently selling shed-loads of novels. It all comes down to More

Posted by keatsmeister at 20:16 on 09 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Bolt Thrower
Abnett? Wicked. Although writing scripts is different to writing stories. I have faith though. And in the words of Warhammer, a small mind is easily filled with faith More

Posted by gazpop at 18:16 on 09 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Bolt Thrower
L: keatsmeister One of the key questions asked was why the CGI wasn't particularly great. Codex Pictures is essentially a start-up company that received zero funding from Games Workshop to help make the movie, so the implication was that anyone expecting to see top-end CGI is always going to be disappointed. s always under the impression that the budget wasn't huge, but damn that makes it sound minuscule... Well, here's hoping this makes decent pile that they can pump into the sequel. More

Posted by DaveTheStampede at 17:51 on 09 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE:
how are these "dvd, dvd, you wan dvd"? people allowed on here all the time? it's like being in my local for frikks sake More

Posted by gazpop at 13:22 on 09 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Bolt Thrower
Okay, so the CGI isn't cutting edge - it's not FFVII Advent Children level, never mind Avatar. But even if it looks like one long computer game cut-scene, if the story, action and voice performances deliver then it still has the potential to be good. Doubt I'll hunt it down, (I was more into WFRP than 40K t'll do well with the legion of fans so good luck to them. More

Posted by kevtiggersmith at 11:00 on 09 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Bolt Thrower
I actually saw this trailer at the UK Games Day a couple of weeks ago, where producer David Kerney introduced the trailer and held a brief Q&A afterwards. One of the key questions asked was why the CGI wasn't particularly great. Codex Pictures is essentially a start-up company that received zero funding from Games Workshop to help make the movie, so the implication was that anyone expecting to see top-end CGI is always going to be disappointed. Personally, the CGI doesn't really bot More

Posted by keatsmeister at 19:36 on 08 October 2010 | Report This Post

Ultramarines
In this recession cant see anyone taking a risk on a LOTR type production. 200 mill at least needed to do it justice. potential would be amazing cos of the already created universe ripe for the plucking. they could even do a warhammer fantasy one. oh well, better than nothing. would have preferred the start of the horus heresy, ho hum More

Posted by gazpop at 17:01 on 08 October 2010 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)