Amazon.com and the British publisher Games Workshop, has agreed in principle to make film and TV content for the popular fantasy game Warhammer 40,000.
Amazon is attempting to capitalize on the streaming boom, and compete with rivals like Netflix, as viewers demand new movies and shows.
Amazon didn’t immediately reply to our request for comment.
There are not enough numbers to show this at the moment and it will be a while before they appear on screen. This is still significant news because it could bring material royalties to Games Workshop as well expand Warhammer’s reach,” Peel Hunts analysts stated, calling Amazon “an ideal partnership”.
This development comes after Amazon’s expensive prequel series to J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels “Lord of the Rings”, “The Rings of Power”, set an unprecedented debut on Prime Video in September after they were viewed by over 25 million people.
The UK-based Games Workshop stated that Amazon’s Content Unit would transform its intellectual property into television and film productions. It began with “Warhammer 40,000.”
This game company produces tabletop fantasy games and futuristic battle games, including Warhammer 40,000. It is set in the 41st Millennium. The deal saw its shares rise nearly 14% on Friday morning.
Games Workshop stated that they would grant Amazon merchandising rights. The U.S. company will begin developing the project and hold preliminary talks with writers.
According to media reports, Henry Cavill may star and serve as an executive producer in the project. This comes a day after Cavill said he wouldn’t return as Superman in DC Universe and after his departure as “Geralt Of Rivia” from Netflix’s “The Witcher”, a series that also covers a book-to–game world.