What’s your plot for a Warhammer 40000 movie?
Cyberpunk noir about an inquisitor rooting out a genestealer cult in the underbelly of a hive.
Just a movie of the book SPACE WOLF since it acts as a good intro to the universe, followed through the eyes of a viking moving up to a marine.
>>62479001just watch Alien 3
>>62479177>after proving their prowess in combat space wolf initiates are reborn as the immortal warriors of a god-kingWow how did I never make this Norse connection before?
>>62479249How did you? More importantly for how long?
>>62479249The rune and hammer iconography, snow and wolves didn't all make it obvious enough?
>>62479376>implying nuwolves are anything but wolf wolfborn, grandwolven of the wolfguard
>>62479001The film follows a group of guardsmen and conscripts trying to evacuate from their homeworld. Think Dunkirk but set in the fall of Cadia or some such.
>>62479001It's already been written. Imperial Guard vs Orks is a great way to ease audiences unfamiliar with 40K into the setting. Guard are normal humans, Orks are vicious aliens. Cain fighting a guerrilla war whilst liberating civilians whilst trying to break through to friendly territory is a simple story with a good narrative. You've got characters like the tracker, the vet, the former cop and juvenile delinquent being forced to team up as an auto-cannon team and, most importantly, a love interest for the main character. All in all, it would make for a ripping adventure story with extremely wide appeal.
>>62479001Kid growing up on an agri world watches most of his family get killed by a surprise dark eldar raid. At the last second him and his mum get saved by the imperial fists turning up.Given that his home is destroyed and his family are dead his mum decides to take him on a pilgrimage to holy terra. He grows into a young adult whilst waiting in the immigration queue. They continually get denied entry. Eventually some khornate cultists hidden within the crowd go full ISIS, killing most of the crowd including his mum who dies in his arms. He slips away in the confusion into the underhive. A gang takes him in given his sassy give no fucks attitude and he learns all about some of the different dangers of the universe.Plot ensues and he ends up uncovering a genestealer cult. His pals lie dying around him and at the last second he's saved by the fists again, who thank him for his service to the emperor. Sequel hook: the same dark eldar kabal are raiding the underhive, he follows them back through an open webway portal.Sad romance subplot: he falls in love with a girl he sees in the black market of the underhive, turns out she's a hrud thrall and when he finally finds her again she's an old lady.
>>62479001Planetary defence from a tyranid swarm, id keep the ultra marines out of it though, just to try to hide plot armour.
>>62479001Just adapt Death or glory.
>>62479001A universe where you stop spamming this thread on /v/ /tg/ and /tv/
A space marine who sees hes chapter world invaded by chaos, then swallowed into the warp and finally the main character becoming a chaosfag. Final battle would be an invasion against the remnants of his old chapter.
Battle for TyranA Techpriest have accessed the data cores of the dead world and and cut it for a presentation for whoeverHumans lose to nids. R-ratingSets up for a Battle for Macragge trilogy
>>62479001Porn film where a sister of battles sink stops working so she calls out the local tech priest to come see if he can coax the plumbing spirit back into life.Long story short, they end up fucking and the sink is still broken.
>>62479001>MovieFirst mistake. It should be a series that's basically Band of Brothers: Guardsman edition.
>>62479072my movie also
>>62479072A bit niche, not a good intro to the setting, would be better as a spin-off mini-series if GW went full MCU.>>62479177Nah yiffs are insufferable these days.>>62479747This sounds like a safe and effective option.>>62479788This is garbage, I'm sorry anon.>>62479798As much as I love Tyranids, nids vs guard is not a good intro to the setting in the very first movie, there's a lot of other stuff to set up.>>62480592>marine vs marine right off the batNo.>>62480656If this was done properly with a god-tier script and director it would be absolute fucking kino. I said above Guard vs Nids is not a good intro to the setting, but AdMech vs Nids is another story entirely, and the Battle For Macragge basically IS the intro to the setting in the good editions.>>62480736This would definitely work.
>>62479747Ciaphas Cain film when
>>62479001Ravenor done in live actionEisenhorn the animated series15 hours
>>62480969This,Never got why no one tried kickstarting this shit. We already fork out $50 for models why not do it for a webseries or some shit
>>62479001Can we not just make the Eisenhorn books into a movie trilogy?
>>62479072Something like this would be ideal I think. Gives an insight into what normal life in the Imperium is like, touches on some of the main threats, could bring in Space Marines later on as a sort of cameo, but keeps the scale quite small. Something like the last Dredd film in the 40k universe.I remember thinkin up a story about a shell shocked Inquisitor who survived a Chaos Ambush being tasked to investigate possible corruption in a hive city. It was going to actually be a young Psyker who had the power to transfer lifeforce, so heal the sick by drawing life from plants/animals. The Inquisitor thinks she's special and worth protecting, but his superior thinks she's an agent of Nurgle spreading decay, so the protagonist decides to try and smuggle her off world having to fight against a Culexus Assassin sent against them at one point.
>>62480656Okay I've actually thought about this more and it's brilliant, it would work perfectly, and crazily enough there is enough material surrounding the Fall of Tyran and Battle for Macragge for a full trilogy.First film, you get your production studio logos up quietly, then cold open from black onto a miserable quasi-medieval hellhole where some crazed preaching man is being hauled off to be burnt at the stake for heresy - this is Taggarth, the Seer of Corrinto, from pic related. He does his whole bit about the End Times while Ecclesiarchy enforcers bind him and shout over him at the crowd, people are uneasy, it's your first look at Imperial life and it's total mayhem and grime and then this guy is burnt alive. Scene ends with him staring up into the sky screaming about the coming darkness and the camera pans up into the black sky with ominous lowkey music starting and just stares out into the black void.The background noise fades out and you get the narrator coming in with the classic intro to the 40k setting at the beginning of all the books "For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth" etc etc. Montage of gritty art of the Imperium, maybe just use the actual Blanche paintings and have it be as if the audience is seeing an actual hand-written tome is being turned page by page before their eyes while the major credits flash on screen as it pans around."But the universe is a big place and, whatever happens, you will not be missed..."Cut to orbital view of Tyran, data-screed scrolls onto the screen telling you it's Tyran, on the Eastern Fringe, you know the usual sort of planetary overviews they do in the Codexes.Scenes of the AdMech going about their daily lives. Dudes in robes chanting and working on machinery, servitors toiling away in pits, just all kinds of bizarre and striking AdMechy as fuck imagery, and finally introduces you to the main Tyran cast including Magos Varnak (cont)
>Guardsmen vs Nids.>Marines show up and turn tide.>Hive Tyrant turns up and massacres marines.>Lone marine survivor swears to avenge battle bruthas.>Marine promoted to vet or some shit.>Fancy marines fight tyrant in big boss battle>Aforementioned lone marine gets the kill>Guardsman sidekick helped but gets minor creditThat's what Hollyweird would do.I would do Admech vs nids to showcase the eccentricities of 40k tech. Dragoons hunting down carnies with taser lances would be top tier. Kastelan's pounding tyrant guard would also be great. It wouldn't get made because there's little opportunity for muh representation.
>>62481451So you get your start of movie exposition about how there are anomalous reports of dead worlds showing up, Varnak does his thing and argues with dudes to send out research teams and find out what's going on.Get some cold cuts to ships launching, montage of imagery of dead worlds and AdMech dudes walking around the wasteland with clicking baroque sensors and machinery breathing in bubble-head suits full of tubes, just really heavy thick claustrophobic industrial atmosphere like the early scenes of the first couple Alien films."We've found nothing." "Very well, send the reports." But you know, add some spice to the dialogue, make it sound AdMechy and put a little bit of tension in there between Varnak and one of his subordinates, who will be an important action guy later when the combat hits.Cut to Holy Terra. Meet Inquisitor Kryptman, receiving commendations from the Inquisitorial Conclave for his recent successes in dealing with the Macharian Heresies. He has a private conversation with some other Inquisitor that fleshes out his character a little bit, and uses a line in the vague area of "something about the edge of the galaxy drives men mad" referring to the way the Macharian Crusades fell apart upon Macharius reaching the galactic rim, and so forth, the other Inquisitor tips Kryptman off that he's received strange reports from the Eastern Fringe about dead worlds.Introduce Kryptman's supporting cast, his acolytes and so forth, you get to be creative and colourful here because Inquisitorial retinues can be pretty much absolutely anything and Kryptman's has never been described in canon. Give a sexy female lead a role here as his second-in-command or something, some gruff badass hunter guy like the dude from Jurassic Park as one of his bodyguards. Just show them doing some sort of business in the solar system that establishes their character and their competence, nothing too involved but a short scene with a bit of danger (cont)
>>62481535End scene with them getting the call back from Kryptman to meet him.Cut to him in some gothic library poring over dusty reports surrounded by scribes and underlings, tracing the pattern of dead worlds on the Eastern Fringe, and realizing something is happening. He meets up with his crew, has a short bit of exposition, they go to requisition a ship from the conclave and head off towards Tyran.Ominous mostly oblique angle shots of organic ships moving through the blackness of space, not fully shown in view.Cut back to Tyran, emergency report interrupts Magos Varnak who was in the middle of something, they found a missing Explorator ship that had been hulked and destroyed outside the system. As he's in the command & control room dealing with the reports they get the alert that something has appeared on the edge of the system, the Hive Fleet has arrived. The Magos has them prepare his ship. The tension starts amping up, the pace gets a little faster and more frantic from here on out, the musical score is still brooding but it increases tempo and intensity a bit.Lots of technical shots of ship launch prep, servitors clicking at dataslates, tread-haulers moving giant pipes and cables around, enginseers praying to plasma engines, very atmospheric once again.You have the seen in space where Varnak's ship approaches the cloud at the edge of the system, does some scans and whatnot, there's the first real shots of the Tyranid ships but they still haven't quite shown off their full nature yet, keep them mostly lowkey with threatening mouthparts and tentacles and such still retracted inside the shells.Varnak's ship gets hit by the spore mine, have a whole crisis scene of stuff blowing up, damage control, people getting injured, killed, sucked out of breaches in the hull, lots of terror and flashing red lights.Cut to the Tyran control center again, static garbled reports that the unidentified entities are hostile, prepare defenses. (cont)
gay space marines mourning the loss of their butt-buddiesspace marine gay sexlots of crying and necrophilia until they turn to slaanesh and get buttfucked for all eternitymovie ends with an orgy akin to the ending of sausage party
>>62481603Montage of Guardsmen setting up the barricades, Skitarii marching into positions in lock step, giant orbital defense lasers being angled up at the sky, electro-priests chanting, robots being armed as data-priests perform their rites of awakening, all as a storm starts brewing in the distance with thunder and lightning.Cut back to Varnak's ship, things have quieted down a bit, some underling tells him it's been X number of hours and they are back in orbit, medicae teams meet them at the shuttle to transport him down. As their dropping into atmosphere, the Tyranid craft on their tail reach the three defense ships and you get your first real space combat, but it's mostly shown in jump cuts between other things happening with Varnak barking orders and chaos and confusion. By the time he gets back groundside the orbital defense lasers are firing and everyone is looking up at the sky as the storm breaks and starts pouring rain. You see the first mycetic spores drop into the ocean and get a "they are coming" type of line, then the screen goes black.1 YEAR LATERWarp dream sequence of Kryptman aboard his vessel, explains the basics of warp travel and the immaterium and how the dreams affect people. He gets woken up by his sexy aide when she announces they'll soon be translating back to realspace.Get the whole crew on the bridge when they arrive. The initial confusion and foreboding when they find a completely dead, dry system with no ocean planet. Investigations of the dead frozen ships in orbit. Kryptman's team setting down on the giant glass crater where the research station was. They finally dig out the Codex from the boreshaft and take it to a datascreen to watch.Start the initial minute with grainy choppy footage and cutting to the reactions of the Inquisitors team, then it transitions from the Codex footage back into the Fall of Tyran in real time. (cont)
>>62481672Helm's Deep tier total war battle scene takes up the next 20 minutes of the film at least, this is where the movie blows its fucking load. Pouring rain, flashing thunder and lightning, giant screeching Tyranid monsters rampaging up out of the ocean smashing through the electric fences and breaching the gunlines, Skitarii fighting hormagaunts, Guardsmen manning the bastions shouting orders and fighting off Gargoyles, spore mines hitting dudes and melting them into acid goop, Kataphrons blowing off Carnifexes heads with fuck-off huge plasma culverin blasts.The second-in-command Magos inside the halls, readying his war cohort, raising their voices in psalms to the Omnissiah as he opens the gates and charges out into the battle, recreate that whole scene from the AdMech Codex where a bunch of electro-priests fight a Trygon.Magos Varnak in the control room getting reports of the orbital laser batteries going down, blast doors getting breached and bypassed, invaders running amok through the installation, the terrible death scene montage of everyone getting overrun, the second-in-command magos has some badass death scene where he takes a huge beast out with him, genestealers tearing through the door to the control room.Perspective finally cuts back to Kryptman and co. watching the grainy footage as Varnak says his famous last words about the Tyranids covering the planet and "Death! By the Machine God, Death is here!"Cut back to him in real time one last time as the background noise fades out and is replaced by the music peaking as he fights off genestealers but is quickly torn apart after slaying one or two of them, slamming his bionic fist down on the self-destruct button as he falls. There's no sound as you zoom out to the nuclear detonation, just sad choir music and light obliterating everything.Kryptman again, realizes they need to warn the Imperium, has a frantic scene with the astropath where the Shadow in the Warp is discovered/explained (cont)
>>62479001some ultramarines shoot at some chaos marines and then fight a deamon prince but everything in the movie is anti-climatic and the animation is all done by the guys at Bionicle.Please stop hiring me GW.
>>62481797They chart a course for Thandros.Kryptman's ship arrives only to find out the Tyranids beat them here first. Unlike in the canon, though, when they board the installation on the desperate mission to patch in to the telepathic matrix and send a message, this time there were genestealers and beasts left behind.You get a final crazy tense ending scene with Kryptman's crew fighting their way through the tunnels of the Thandros installation escorting the Astropath and the tech-guy to patch them in as his retinue of acolyte badasses get to show off and/or die horribly, sealing doors behind them as they go in a Space Hulk-esque, Aliens-esque chase/fight into the comms center. Finally cools down and ends with them trapping a bunch of Tyranids in a hallway and incinerating them with meltabombs.Kryptman gets his message out as the camera pans out.End movie with Chief Librarian Tigurius meditating in the Fortress of Hera, waking up and calling for a serf. "Fetch me Lord Calgar."
>>62481830That was Fall of Tyran.Movie #2 is just called Behemoth.Opens with some horrific dark chaotic scene of miners in the tunnels of Thandros III getting butchered as some teenage kid carrying his little siblings is escaping to the refugee shuttles, he parents get slaughtered in front of him as the ramp closes and leaves them behind. He wakes up, it was a nightmare/memory, he's now in the PDF barracks on Macragge. His CO wakes up his unit and informs them that he has received orders from Lord Macragge to transfer their unit to the spaceport and start preparing for relocation to another outpost in the system.Cut to the Imperial Navy HQ at Bakka, war room with high ranking admirals and such going over the report from Kryptman, organizing the fleet to reinforce Ultramar.Scenes of Ultramarines, Kryptman arriving, meeting Marneus Calgar, they move into a war room, the initial explanations/exposition, recap of last movies events, some of the same grainy footage from the Varnak Codex is shown."The enemy fleet has been dubbed 'Behemoth' by the High Lords."Kryptman requests that his team is placed on the advance vessels which will be first to intercept the Hive Fleet so he can gather more data. His crew thinks he's fucking crazy but they agree.Meet an Ultramarines Captain prepping his Strike Cruisers for war. Lots of atmospheric shots. The Captain explains that he was recently in a skirmish with Ork pirates outside the system and maybe the Tyranids would run into them and save everyone a lot of trouble before they get here.If the movie can fit it, totally have the fucking battle scene of the Hive Fleet and Ork ships meeting in deep space. It ends with the Orks getting overrun and the Hive Fleet drifting ominously onward through the dark, of course, but let the Orks kick some ass.Cut to Calth, a Commissar preparing his men in the frozen wastes, preaching a sermon about slaying the xenos. Teen boys regiment from the first scene is present. (cont)
A bunch of guardsmen doing guardsmen things
>>62481966First space engagement between the Tyranids and the Ultramarines as the begin the long hit-and-run fall back from the system's edge. Tension between Kryptman and the Captain as he tries to suggest alternate courses of action based on his observations of the Tyranids so far vs what the Codex Astartes dictates, so on, so forth.At some point they probably get hit with boarding craft and nids are running amok on the ship, a Lictor maybe, give Kryptman's crew something to do.They're slowly forced back, you see Prandium invaded, Kryptman watches from the observation port sadly as they see the world transformed and devoured over a series of days cut down into short montage cuts as the action lulls in the middle of the film and you get all the slow talking moments and emotional development handled.Things pick up again when the Calth tendril arrives. You get a scene from the perspective of the young boy and his regiment fighting as the nids land, they're initially triumphant after a hard battle but then a brutally intimidating Carnifex arrives and roars as the second wave hits.Cut back to space battles again as the main Ultramarine fleet meets up with the Strike Cruiser and they fall back fighting to Macragge, Kryptman has finally identified the way certain ships seem to disrupt the cohesion when they're destroyed as the whole concept of Synapse creatures is uncovered, alerts Calgar of this and they hatch a plan to change the tides as they are horrendously outnumbered and still haven't heard from the Fleet from Bakka. (cont)
>>624790013 part franchise akin to LOTR covering a stripped down plot of the Horus heresy.Whether to include an unreliable narrator is up in the air. I think it would just be better to only includes portions that probably/definitely happened. Plus that right there will make it easier to leave things on the cutting room floor.
>>62481966>>62482045Fuck no. The Tyranid invasion can be taken as an attack on immigration.40K is already seen as a lure hobby for racists. The climate is not good for that kind of story. Go with Marines vs Chaos or anything with the T'au.
>>62482045Climactic end sequence, you get the daring moves by the Ultramarine fleet against the nids in orbit over Macragge taking down the major Hive Ship, cutting back and forth to the Battle of Calth Round 2 where Old One Eye is now leading the charge and the Guard are getting absolutely massacred, protag guard kid barely survives, is saved by his Commissar from OOE bearing down on him only for the Commissar to drop his guard when he turns to help the kid up and OOE regenerates and stands back up and picks the commissar up his his claw. Commissar goes out with the heroic plasma pistol overcharge in the eye, detonation blasts half OOEs face off and gives him his name, but it doesn't take him out, as he's staggering around the protag kid unloads his gun into the smoking eye socket and causes OOE to stagger onto thin ice and fall through.Meanwhile a bunch of boarding action fights aboard space ships are happening, Calgar's bold breakthrough tactic works and they down the Hive Ship, celebrations erupt as it convulses falling through the atmosphere onto Macragge to die on the polar ice fields. Ultramarines start winning in space against the uncoordinated swarm, and the bridge reports that the fleet from Bakka has arrived on the system's edge.Movie ends with the panicked report from the ground that the nids aboard the Hive Ship didn't die on impact and an impossibly huge ground swarm is emerging from the carcass and flooding across the polar fields towards the power stations for the orbital defense lasers.Then the more panicked report that the report for the Bakka fleet was a mistake, and it was actually the second tendril of Behemoth arriving.Calgar "prepare drop pods".
>>62482087>Oh no we can't make a movie about being invaded because IRL we are being invaded
>>62479001Once Kubrick said he might have adapted the Warhammer 40k novels "Inquisitor" after A.I. Do that and market it as the movie Kubric never made.
>>62482117Movie 3 is Battle For Macragge, it all pretty much writes itself from here. You start big with the Titan Legions clashing with the ground swarms as they race to the poles, the Ultramarines constant strike-and-fade tactics as they drop behind the swarms to pull them back, fight and retreat, rinse and repeat to buy time, eventually culminating in the Battle of Cold Steel Ridge where you get Calgar vs the Swarmlord, meanwhile you've still got the fleets holding out in space completely surrounded.After Calgar is wounded and returns to his ship, he takes over the space battle again while the Tyranids hit the installations and you get the First Company Terminators holding out until the fleet from Bakka can arrive.This eventually happens of course, there's the emotional high when the cavalry arrives right as everything seems darkest, and then you get the Battle of Circe and the death of the Astra Dominus (I believe that's the name of the big battleship that implodes its Warp Engines and sucks most of the Hive Fleet into the Warp).You can intersperse with the fighting at the Spaceport as needed for some more Guardsmen action. Kryptman's cast may or may not be needed in this movie beyond a few cameo scenes.Finally you have the 4th company racing to relieve the 1st after the space battle is concluded, the fight with the Hive Tyrant in the installation, and the finding of the Terminators all dead standing back to back around the generators.Wrap up at the end with Magos Biologis reports on the Tyranids, High Lords discussing the event and saying something like "it was an anomalous occurrence, we must have exterminated the whole species, commend the Ultramarines", Chaplain Cassius making a speech at the funeral for the fallen of the Chapter, and for the Grand Admiral of the Bakka Fleet who sacrificed himself to win the space battle, Inquisitor Kryptman's goodbye and promises to keep an eye out because he doesn't think this is over.
>>62482178Final after credits scene of a genestealer cult worshipping a wyrmform icon in the sewers of some Hive City somewhere in Ultramar, preaching a sermon about how the rest of the star children are on their way and have only barely begun to show their true strength or something.
>>62482187This. Warhammer Adventures is the perfect introduction to the setting, studied in laboratory and approved by a team of scientists.
>>62479001A Saving Private Ryan or Band of Brothers style war flick. Main cast are a Guard unit. Focus is on their character interactions as they infiltrate behind enemy lines to track down some McGuffin. This keeps the cast small and relatable, and keeps the budget under control. Enemies are Tyranids, as space bugs are standard fare for the scifi genre. Glorious last stand as they try to exfiltrate with the McGuffin. Space Marines come in to save them ex machina style. The whole point would be to make a good 40K flick that a general audience can enjoy.
Literally just the plot of the space marine game with no particular attention payed to the lore of the setting in any meaningful way, lots of plot holes, and shitty attempts at nods to lore that fall flat.And at the end, strong independent womyn imperial guard officer solo kills the chaos lord and berates the ultramarines on their toxic masculinity.There. The most we will ever fucking get out of modern GW and Hollywood.
>>62481451>>62481535>>62481603>>62481672>>62481797>>62481830>>62481966>>62482045>>62482117>>62482178The fact that like a good 85% of this is just straight canon directly from the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th ed nid Codexes just shows how much better the lore used to be.
>>62482351I disagree. Deveastion of Baal > Siege of Maccrage.
>>62481063>why not do it for a webseries or some shitBecause it will be C&D'd faster than you can say "new Ultramarine products".
>>62482366Devastation of Baal was an ENTIRE FUCKING NOVEL that managed to have less going on than the Battle For Macragge lore did in the Codexes. It spent so much time fucking around with stupid Blood Angel wanking manpain and forced drama and crying about the Red Thirst and other stupid shit, plus the whole painfully cartoonish daemon subplot that dropped the maturity of the rest of the book by like 70 percent.
>>62479001I dont have it fully thought out but>opening: in an imperial cathedral with the protagonist (probably an inquisitor) being blessed. The cathedral is beyond emmaculate>juxtapose the cathedral by having the protagonist go down to a hive world>the conflict should spend most of the movie being a looming threat in the background while the protagonist tries desperate to figure out what it is and how to stop it (like a gene cult, chaos cult, ork spores) but his/her efforts are futile>action scenes are just protagonist + supporting characters running for their lives from a seemingly unstoppable enemy>final scenes are space marines making short work of the baddies is spectacular fashion. This part should show that, while life in the imperium is oppressive and harsh, there is a reason to believe in the emperor
>>62480656>BoM trilogy>Common men and transhuman angels of death standing against endless swarms of vile aliens>Apocalyptic space battles>Pacific Rim-tier fights between titans>Claustrophobic skirmishes within the polar fortressesSign me in anon.
>>62482469Don't forget:>involves Inquisition, AdMech, Space Marines, Guard, Imperial Navy AND Titan Legions, basically every subfaction of the Imperium>includes both Old One Eye AND the Swarmlord>heroic sacrifices where important characters actually die and don't just make it by on plot armour>happened 250 years before Primaris Marines existed>Tyranids are perfect bad guys to fit into the screentime for a movie because their motives don't need to be explained and they don't need backstory or anything beyond "holy fuck just LOOK at these things", audience immediately gets them
>>62482366BoM is so great because it comes as the climatic battle against a whole new threat nobody understood or could stop. At this point the tyranids felt like the revelation of some cosmic horror of unthinkable scale and the movie could easily exploit this aspect to bring something beyond "big space bugs eating things".Also the whole Red Thirst thing means you have to explain a lot of elements involving Chaos and the Horus Heresy, which have nothing to do with the tyranid threat itself. Tyranids aren't a great pretext to introduce the Blood Angels are, while the Battle for Macragge has been one of the cornerstones of 40k Ultramarines for litteraly decades. >t. Ultramarine player missing the Tyrannic War veterans.
>>62479001It's Imperial guard being badass generic 70's. 80's & 90's action heroes. Full of brutal gunfights, humour and quips. The important thing is it shouldn't take itself seriously.
>>62482752>At this point the tyranids felt like the revelation of some cosmic horror of unthinkable scale and the movie could easily exploit this aspect to bring something beyond "big space bugs eating things".No, they were just invading space bugs.
>>62482505>sacrifices where important characters actually diepour one out for Saul Invictus I'm still waiting for the day we can take a plasma blaster again.
>>62482906>>62482752Personally, i think space bugs would be a boring enemyGenestealer cults, on the other hand, are really interesting as they are a cruel, bastardized reflection of the imperium>religion above all>undying devotion to something they have never seen>inhuman monsters fight alongside them
>>62479747It should be against Chaos. Orks would just make general audiences laugh, and not in a good way.
>>62479001It's a TV show based around An Inquisitor / Rogue Trader buddy-cop as they go from world to world ala-Star Trek Style - The Rogue's Writ largely used to get access to the planet and the Inquisitor dealing with some internal heretical shit. They pick up an Agri-World peasant that joins along acting as the viewers exposition to some of the more weird things.The main bad guy is a Mechanicus Fabricator trying to do the "Secrets of the Necrons" thing and waking up tomb worlds. It's a bit of a horror-of-the week deal eventually feeding into a tyranid invasion (Beep Boop [I was actually the good guy all along] Beep Boop). The real show doesn't start until its spin off shows: Angels of Death: A show focused on an anti-chaos chapter and Squad 41: Band of Brothers in the Tyranid war.
>>62482906Sure they are, but I'm talking about how they were perceived by the imperial authorities. Even by the standards of 40k the scale of the attack was pretty huge, everybody was shitting their pants. The Imperium discovered a new kind of horror with Tyranids and they didn't know how to stop them. When the DoB happened the Imperium already knew a lot of things about the enemy, the overall atmosphere wouldn't be the same.
>>62483447This bring up a good point. When presenting a new universe, is good to have the audience learn new things together with the characters.
>>62479001Life of a space marine from initiate to dreadnought.
Just tell the Horus Heresy. Start with a voice over of "I was there the day Horus slew the Emperor."
>>62483294Y'know, I could see a 40k TV series this as a dark parody of Star Trek - roving around the galaxy, but instead of seeking out new life and new civilisations its seeking out new conquests and new plunder.
>>62479001A Mockumentary Video Tour Diary for a band of Noise Marines
>>62479001The Gaunt's Ghosts series, specifically Necropolis, The Guns of Tanith and Sabbat Martyr are perfect intros to the Imperium/Chaos wars of the setting. Alternatively, I would make a movie in the style of Band of Brothers following a company in an Elysian regiment dropped in to fight a campaign against Orks. Badass guardsmen, aliens that have motives that aren't as esoteric as the Eldar and that appeal to normies because of the traditional man vs beast trope.
>>62479001the story of the Dark Angels boarding that hulk that was full of zombie Space Wolves
>>62486805> 2 - 3 minutes long Deff Skwadron mini-episode
>>62479001>no plot>30-45 min of battle, ambushes, duels ect.Plot is for closet homofags, you cant prove me wrong.
>there are people in this topic that seriously believe that Hollywood and GW would consider a 40k movie that doesn't star Space Marines
>>62486918So 2003 Clone wars?
>>62479001>Guilliman joins the T'au Empire after finally realising that the Emperor is a Chaos God.
>>62482906>No, they were just invading space bugs.No they quite literally were and are a cosmic horror of unthinkable scale, back when the BfM was written the writers understood this, it was Cruddace's codexes that turned them into boring space bugs.
>>62481822Our facial animation is cutting-edge!Yes, well done.All your other animation looks like stop-motion with Action Man dolls. Unbelievable how bad that movie was. I only kept watching out of morbid fascination as to how they would make it more terrible in the next 5 minutes.
>>62486946Battle For Macragge trilogy that focuses on AdMech and Inquisition in the first film, building hype for the Space Marines at the end, then focuses on Guard with some slight Marine action in space in the next film, and then has an entire third movie dedicated mostly to the Ultramarines going HAM and getting to see the contrast to the first two, would work amazingly well imo.
>>62479001I was thinking of an Invasion of the Bodysnatchers-type of film with a chaos cult slowly seeping into the upper echelons of a hive city and the protag is a young Arbites recruit who is paranoid on who is or isn't corrupted by chaos and ends with a Re:Zero ep 15 type ending where he looks up at the sky seeing a lone battle barge, thinking it's going to save him but it's actually an Inquisition ship that performs an exterminatus on the planet, queue sad violins and him falling to the despair of chaos near the endIdk, probably isn't as good as think it is
>>62486883Definitely. Don't know how I forgot about Deff Skwadron.
>>62479001Flight of the Eisenstein in the style of "Das Boot"
>>62479001Long films about the primarchs and then it will go into the Horus heresy and finnaly end with the Emperor sitting on the golden throne.
>>62487332>building hype for the Space MarinesThis. The issue with Space Marines overexposure isn't that SM are bad, it's that it make them mundane. They are always introduce too lightly.
>>62482950For a book maybe GSC are better to get the intrigue and characterization.For a movie with limited screen time, Tyranids are the perfect enemy, and would look incredible fully animated on the big screen tearing ass around at 60mph and leaping 20 feet, Carnifexes smashing shit around and roaring, all the gribbly grisly detail on the high-res Tyranid artwork that you lose on the models would stand out in live-action and make them look amazing, not to mention terrifying.Dudes with guns fighting other dudes with guns is not as cool as dudes with guns fighting ferocious screaming monsters with massive claws sprinting around at full pelt.
Story is told from the point of view of an imperial gaurdsman borrows some stuff from dawn of war and space marine in that it's orks and chaos, first gives a brief history of the imperium, rise of the emperor, the primarchs and the horus heresy and the spreading into space. Gaurdsman is on a world besieged by orks, gives brief description of orks and that there are other xenos out there, gaurdsmans legion is clearing out settlements over run by orks platoon is almost overrun but arrival of space marines stops that. Learn that the orks are being manipulated by Chaos as a distraction so the CM can get a relic on the planet that belonged to the SM Chapter and that the chapter is willing to preform exterminatus than have the relic fall into chaos hands or the planet fall to the orks. the IG and SM team up and make way to the temple we see character interaction the view points of the SM and the life of the imperial citizens while they try to recover the artifact. Chaos Gaurdsman have infiltrated the IG and try to sabotage the mission the IG narrating is promoted to lieutenant after the previous lieutenant sacrifices himself to stop the traitoirs.Final battle is three way battle as the orks find out they have been tricked and want the shiny bitz all for themselves, the Chaos leader is killed and the ork warboss squares off and gets the upper hand on the space marine captain but the lietenant jumps on the back of the war boss and plunges a grenade into an opening in his armor losing his hand in the process it distracts the ork warboss long enough for the SM captain to finish him off. artifact is recovered planet is spared jump to 20 years later the liutenant has become a grizzled Komissar with a robotic claw hand and is leading his troops alongside space marines on a different world against Tyranids yelling " GLORY FOR THE FIRST MAN TO DIE"
>>62487767>orks and chaosTwo main baddies in the same film, which will only run like 2 hours max? Are you daft?>first gives a brief history of the imperium, rise of the emperor, the primarchs and the horus heresy and the spreading into spaceNope, you already fucked up.You are bad at this.
>>62479001>What’s your plot for a Warhammer 40000 movie?story takes place on an ex-imperial world that have just joined The dominionit's a horror and it mostly happens in the catacombs beneath the capital cityhere we meet a group of ordinary human traitors - some from PDF some civilians who were hiding beneath the surface during the space battle the action starts when they realise that a single space marine survived his drop pod crushing trough the planet surface - they try to run but the entrance is sealed so now they have to kill or contain the angle of death or die tryingwe never hear the SM speak as his helmet is damaged (he takes his helmet off to eat the brains of his captives but we never see his face and later on it breaks open during the final fight showing his mouth but it doeas so only so the SM can spit acid) and we do not know his chapter as the outside of his armor is scorched by fire at some point in the story a squad of Tau joins the traitors and together suffering almost 100% casualties they bring the SM down by blowing up one of the underground reactorsthe movie ends with the surviving humans being sent to concentration camp as their planet is designed to be resettled by the kroot
>>62482212wouldn't it be better if the last scene is set on Tarsis Ultra, thus being an easter eggs for the second tyrannic war ?
>>62488369Tarsis Ultra was the third Tyrannic War and I don't think there were ever genestealer cults there.Could do Ichar IV which was notable for being super-infested by cults and was the pivotal warzone of the second Tyrannic War where Kraken was stopped, though.
>>62488369dammit Ichar IV not Tarsis Ultra, that's for the third one
>>62487861you have to give some sort of history to the imperium otherwise most of the population who go into the movie will have no idea what you are talking about and that is your target audience. No matter how hard you aim it for the diehard fans if you alienate the rest of the public your movie is a flop cause critics will pan it for not making any sense and anyone interested will not make heads or tails of what the imperium is what it stands for and how we got here. The orks are not always a big bad they are easily manipulated by alot of races in 40k lore they can work as secondary villains. Look at lord of the rings they dont just jump into the ring they give a brief history of the ring what it was forged for and how it was lost, the orcs were not the main villains sauron was behind the scenes manipulating them.no sir you are bad at this you have no idea how movies work
>>62488521>you have to give some sort of history to the imperiumNo, you don't. Show, don't tell. The Horus Heresy and all that shit is COMPLETELY irrelevant to telling a 40k story involving marines fighting orks, for example. You immerse your audience in the environment and let them learn about it through the current events as they happen. Starting off with a bunch of backstory exposition shit is literally like Known Pitfalls Of Shitty Amateur Writers 101. You're a fucking moron.
>>62488690This anon has good sense.Problem is the nerdrage of the fanbase would be immense. I personally think that the enemies should go from more "human" to less human the more the franchise goes. Like you start with Orks, and if they are popular they can even come back as freebotas on our side. Same some Eldar cameo until the DE come out.Then shit like the necron, then Tyranids.You can put Chaos before tyranids but for sure after normal mariens are introduced, and not in the same fucking movie. It must be a shock.Also, start small. As said above, a SW in the making, or maybe a tempestus scion. With the latter, you have the esxcuse to be assigned to babysit guard and inquisition so you have an excuse to see a lot in the galaxy. Also Marines should be distant, not the focus because (1) difficult to represent (2) too different in the mindset to be protagonists.
>>62479001The blood of iax plot could be turn into a reasonable movie script in my opnion
>>62479001>Inquisitor is sent to a forge world>Has one space marine on his ship hitching a ride after a warp accident>One of the largest iron producers in the galaxy>Either from a meteor impact or ancient weaponry, part of the world's core is exposed along the equator and is being mined directly>Main human habitation is at a massive space elevator at the south pole>Inquisitor docks his ship there, meets with the planetary governer>Takes his men north to the mine where dark age tech has been discovered by cultists>Gets in a fight with the locals>Gets word an eldar fleet has entered the system>Gets shot from behind by a Gravitational Beam Emitter built into the top of the space elevator>The governer was also a cultist>The station's machine spirit is a daemon>Has to Mad Max that shit back halfway around the world to storm the elevator>Slaughter everyone in their path>Kick in the door to the gun station>Kill the governor, blow the control system into space>Last scene is the Inquisitor dining on his ship as he shoots down the Eldar fleet with the GBE>Not with the laser>He literally shoots it out of a cannon at them>"Xeno scum"
>>62483499>This bring up a good point. When presenting a new universe, is good to have the audience learn new things together with the characters.This is an absolutely underrated comment and I think one of the strongest arguments (among many strong arguments people have made) for why the Fall of Tyran/Battle for Macragge is probably the ideal first 40k movie(s).
>>62481451>Scenes of the AdMech going about their daily lives. Dudes in robes chanting and working on machinery, servitors toiling away in pits, just all kinds of bizarre and striking AdMechy as fuck imageryMy immediate thought was, Guillermo Del Toro would be the perfect director for this.Man somebody screencap this whole chain and pitch it to him, I bet that big lovable nerd is already into Warhammer.
>>62480736I was about to say this. 15 Hours would make a perfect movie as it combines the simplicity of Imperium versus Orks and can ease the normies into the culture of 40k.With that said, I would probably pull a Marvel and set an entire series of movies just based around the Armaggedon wars following different factions and their interactions.
>>6248977015 hours doesn't quite have enough content for a movie, or at least not a movie that does enough uniquely 40k stuff to be worth making, but it would make a good introductory short, like 20-30 minutes.Guard are not really dripping with 40k aesthetic in most senses. To really capture the universe for a completely new person, you need the crazy elements, you need AdMech, you need Titans, you need mutants, aliens, psychic powers. Just Orks vs WW2 guys with laser rifles is not enough, not even close.
>>62479747I'm sorry but that commissar is just way too swole.
>>62482187This would actually be a fun ongoing animated series. Then they could slowly start up other series alongside it to create the 40KAU and once it's become mainstream they can get funding for a live action movie.
>>62490063Commissars are supposed to be swole, they only select the biggest, tallest, most ripped and imposing dudes for the job, they have to prove their authority to vicious hive gangers and feral tribesmen through brute force, often by beating the shit out of their leader in single combat.
>>62490110>Commissar walks into the guard barracks>"You guys want to hear a joke?">"Yes sir!">"Your 1RM">He then proceeds to deadlift the fattest guardsman in the barracks
>>62481344the intro to the first one when he's chasing the guy who's opening all the sleep pods, I always wanted to see that in a real cinematic.
>>62479001just use the plot of space marine, but from the guard lt's perspective as the main character
>>62490242The plot of Space Marine was for a video game, not a film
>>62479001Imperial guard pov. Space marines come in as godlike angels that help them out.
>>62479001An Ork invasion from the perspective of some random people living on an agriworld as they desperately try to stay alive while angels and monsters destroy everything the know. The cinematography is mostly at eye level with the protags so we can see the sheer size of the marines, the Orks, and the battle rushing past and all around them, including PDF scrambling with Las fire snapping across the screen. The end is they eventually make it to an evac ship and we see the full scale of the invasion as the the ship screams to the sky.
>>62479001>A bunch of exiled Necromundan gangers, sick of the industrial deathtrap of a planet they live on, attempt to escape, knowing that somewhere, ANYWHERE has to be better than Necromunda.>Their escape attempts catch the eye of Lord Helmawr, who is seeing the unintended amounts of destruction these radicals are causing, and sets a crack team of enforcers to crack their skulls.>As the story goes on, allies come and go, the motives for their escape become apparent, and a Chaos Cult starts to rear it's head, eventually leading to them being so close to escape, but faced with the choice of decide between escape or killing the cult before they summon a huge army of daemons. >They choose to kill the cult, using the allies they gained across their escape attempts to wage a bloody battle against the cult. A good few characters, both main and supporting cast, take hits, but they manage to stop the ritual by rigging the sub-sector to blow.>However, a Keeper of Secrets emerges from the ruins, and the protags are forced to flee. At this point, the enforcers have caught up to them, but before they can beat the protags senseless, the Keeper descends on them with the frenzy of 1000 chimps.>Using this as an opportunity, the gangers sneak into an abandoned Guilder storehouse and steal some high level ordinance, including an excavation automata, and proceed to fight the Keeper, only to get pummeled.>Before the Keeper can find new ways to "flay them pretty", one of the gangers unleashes a powerful wave of psychic force, banishing the Keeper from reality.>In the end, the other protags are re-entered into their houses, whilst the one who unleashed the psychic blast is brought onto a Blackship, getting the freedom they wanted, in a way.And that is the 40k movie I would make.
>>62490681>no marines whatsoever>no space stuff, all confined to one planet>no aliens>no WARKill yourself
>>62479001You know those dudes in titans who live in bacta tanks? A two hour close up on that guy, and the entire plot is relayed via his facial expressions and occasional fart bubble
>>62490906At one point a tech priest steps in front of the camera blocking our view for twenty minutes while he works on some panel.
>>62490718>t. zoomer TTfag
>>62491180>zoomer memeNigger I've been playing 40k since before Necromunda even existed.If you're making a WARhammer 40k movie, you make it about massive-scale war across multiple planets and with the full might of the Imperial warmachine, not some dumbass ganger flick that could be done in basically any weird sci-fi or cyberpunk universe.
>>62479001the all guardsmen party/tg/ the battle over the cold shoulder system
Buddy cop movie with an ultramarine and a space wolf fighting heresy
>>62481451>>62481535>>62481603>>62481672>>62481797>>62481830>>62481966>>62482045>>62482117>>62482178I love it
>>62479001I've thought about this quite a bit and am under the impression that it is impossible save for maybe one or two specific scenarios:>a Dark Angels Deathwing Terminator team is sent to a Space Hulk to wipe out genestealers. Play it as one of those "commando team goes into spooky place, shoots baddies, but end up dying" horror-action movies we had back in early 2000s(think Resident Evil, Quarantine, DOOM, ect). Inclusion of D-Rok's Get Outta My Way is mandatory, even if it's only for the credits.Other than that, impossible. There's too much lore and intricacies to cram into a movie or even a TV show, because you mention one thing off-hand and you have to sit the audience down for an hour to explain it and the five hundred other things connected to it. And if you dont do this, you'll get mass confusion:>The Great Crusade? They're Christians? This is really insensitive!>Why are the giant robot men fighting other giant robot men?(talking about chaos marines and space marines)>Where are all the Ork women?>So Satan is real in this movie? There's demons everywhere! I can't wait to hear the Amazing Atheist tear this movie apart for being Christian propaganda!>Eldar and Dark Eldar are TOOOTALLY metaphors for how homos are destroying society. No man is supposed to be that scrawny and faggy looking!>Oh my god, all of their tech sucks, why not, like, invent new stuff!?!?And then Niel DeGrasse Tyson would come on to some talk show or podcast and talk about how unrealistic the science is in the movie and all of the comments will be like "haha Warlord In The Year Four Thousand got TORN APART by BASED Black Science Man!"And so on.Honestly hope no 40k movie ever happens. Even if it did, no feasible and reasonable budget would be able to do it justice.
>>62491764>not wolfies and dangles for the banter
>>62481797I would be extremely down for all this. Admech vs. Nids has always been my favourite matchup purely because of how mental and bloody the battles can get. Would be a good introduction, especially if the Admech heroes do get to go down fighting properly.
>>62479072c'mon man at least try to be originalhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep_1k-lOto8
>>62491813>>62492571>>62481451>>62480656>>62482752I'm glad so many people in this thread have good taste.
Eldar women getting mon keigh'd
>>62479001Heroic Space Marines slaughter filthy xenos and/or Heretics in a manner that is gratuitously violent to a degree that completely offends SJW and the general public. Alternately, the adventures of hyper violent Orks killing other Orks and other things in general, irregardless of how actually disgusting the violence is.Fuck people being sensitive, I want sophomoric violence and mayhem as is frequently displayed in Heavy Metal Magazine. I wouldn't be opposed to completely distasteful scenes of rape perpertrated by Slanesshi worshipers either.
>>62490063Cain's described as slim too. But he also uses a laspistol, not a bolt gun. Amberly makes a comment about how in all the propaganda posters he's shown with a bolt gun and such, referencing the covers being propaganda.
>>62482970>>62479747Orcs are good though, I think if you showcased their brutality - and one of the early scenes is a slave camp - they get a lot less funny pretty quick. But I don't think that novel is a good idea for a movie, to many distinct set piece scenes.
>>62479788I'm sorry for being a pleb but what chapter/legion are the defeated dudes?
>>62497597Death Guard or some Nurglite Black Legion members.
>>62479001All this Marine & Guard faggotry even if I collect both & would love a Cain film, no one would fund a 40k film about that because of how normies would think it supports fascism like Starship troopers.Now how do you get one under the radar? Pander to the feminists with what I'll call: Dread, Vagina squad edition> Set just prior to first war of Armageddon> Underhives are teaming with scum and unwashed masses ready to tear each other apart.> Arbities shown as just containing the situation, riots and looting start to heat up.> One group of arbities comes across a massacre, strange symbols carved into bodies and drawn on walls.> Even the old vets are feeling shakey, someone empties their guts, old scarred vet take a puff of his cigar.> "Get me the bloody nuns".> Cut to the Sisters in their monestary, being pious as fuck, singing in coir.> Old crone is directing them, handed a parchment from a younger sister, she nods and silences the girls. > "it's time to do the lords work"> Que gear up sequence, get to know the nuns with guns.> They roll out in an Immorlator, meet up with Arbities and get the whiff of heresy.> "Burn it all girls"> Just as they start, Cultists swarm from every nook and cranny around them.> Oh fuck> They're swarming forward with ramshackle weapons, sisters and arbities open fire and start blowing them to pieces.> Arbities go down but Sisters just survive.> They haul ass back to the Monestary> Get there to see it go down in flames, Cultists defiling the holy sanctuary.> They fight their way in and find old crone and a few others still alive.> They torture last remaining cultist for info, find out there's a big ritual happening soon to end it all.> Sisters gear up again, even old Crone who brings out the Eviscerator.> They fight their way through the city, make their way to the ritual.> Almost too late, you can see reality shifting & warp energy breaking through.Cont
>>62498414> Sisters are going down now, fatigue, lack of ammo and weight of numbers taking their toll.> Demons start coming through and the girls are going down hard. Last stands, chants of faith, all that good sister shit.> Old Crone goes beserk with the eviscerator, cutting her way through the last of the summoners to get to the sorcerer.> Epic duel as two spar, lightning, thunder, all that shit.> Sorcerer eventually goes down, cut in half. Blood everywhere, the battle eases up and Sisters somehow have survived.> Girls regroup, and reload. Medic bandages Old Crone's wounds, they give thanks to the emperor for surviving.> Sorcers head jumps to life, spits at them and laughs.> "You only delayed the inevitable, this world belongs to Khrone!"> Sky erupts into warm storm at the horizon, this wasn't the only ritual.> Greater demons push their way through surrounded by their smaller brethren.> Old Crone blows the sorcerers head off as he laughs.> "The Emperors work is never done."> Que badass walk out into the oncoming apocalypse.FIN
A movie about an ork boy on Armageddon, following his journey from an orc camp through various battles. The orks vocabulary is mainly loan words from guardsmen, mispronounced military jargon and swear words mixed with orkish, and ends with him charging into a massive fight between the imperium and chaos.
The Ultramarines CGI movie unironically did a good job of it. You could call it predictable, but then it probably wasn't to an average viewer>>62498414>>62498572I could dig it.
Badab War Space Opera two parter.
>>62498572>sorcerer>KhorneAlso holy nuns burning those of a different faith doesn't look like it'd fly under the radar, and the "plot" is as anime as they come.
>>62479001A Band of Brothers style Guardsman story simply show from the perspective of one guardsman from recruitment at the age of 16 his training, to his first deployment where they are beset by demons traveling to their destination. Cue doom 4 levels of fuckery aboard the ship where the guardsmen fight for their lives against the onslaught of demons. After Successfully exiting the warp the demon simply disappear after entering real space with all the gore and remnants of their assault left over. The command tells the men to check the ship for any remaining enemies or possible cultists. Prologue over, into the first act. The ship lands on the planet that is being assaulted by orkz. Cue D day saving private ryan levels of fucked. Culminating in the Protagonist about to be crushed by a deff dread only to be saved by a Chimera firing a hunter killer rocket to kill the damn thing. Main Protag books it to the safety of the chimera they book it further into the warzone. Suddenly the movie turns into FURY as the guardsman becomes a defacto replacement for the driver of the chimera as the previous one was killed by a killa kan getting lucky with a grotzooka. The battle continues as the chimera and crew meet up with other mobile armor to assault the main stronghold of Orkz. They charge headlong into the front lines with a crew of more guardsman picked up along the way. Resolving in the warboss getting completely destroyed by a rogue basilisk shell that kill nearly all the guardsmen in the vicinity save for our protag who only survived due to having the chimera getting stuck head first in a large trench. He meets back up with the battalion after they send in reinforcements to make sure the orkz are finished. He's taken back to the command where he is interrogated as to how he survived under suspicion of cowardice. He is absolved due his accounts of what happened, but is then assigned to a scout squad as he has an apparent knack with survival and resourcefulness. part 1
>>62499452part 2. After being assigned to the squad it's found that Eldar have landed on the other side of the planet and his squad is being sent to observe their movements as it is a singular ship only big enough for a small team. Turns out this group is trying to reactivate a webway portal to bring in a larger force for some unknown reason. They hop inside a valkyrie and are relatively unscathed due to the obliteration of the warboss previously mentioned. The main protag reflects on this while his squad talks about the mission. The valkyrie lands and turns out one of the eldar found out they were coming. Turns out that one eldar us a Striking scorpion and his is determined to kill these guardsman so they can't find out what the eldar are up to. The movie then turns into Predator until the Scorpion is finally killed thanks to the main protag and sniper blowing his head off with a lucky longlas round to the eye. These two continue on their mission to observe the eldar and report back. They find out the plans of the eldar of getting the webway fixed and report back to the main force. A ranger overhear them reporting back and start shooting at them inside of the city the webway is hidden in. The movie suddenly becomes Enemy at The Gates as the ranger is hunting them and they attempting to kill this bastard and avoid getting caught in the inevitable shitstorm that's about to warp into the planet with no support. The main character manages to plant a a longlas blast thru the neck of the ranger at the cost of the other guardsman getting killed. The main protag only manages this as he was thought dead from a previous shot by the ranger and was under the dead body of his fellow squadmate. He watches from a distance as the entire area where the webway was located is decimated by bombardment and is picked up later. On the valkrie he is asked by one of the heavy bolter crewman how he survived and what his name is. He sits up and simply says Ollanius Pius. Cue credits.
>>62488140Sort of this, sans tau. I would combine the sole SM with the genestealer cult vibe. Humans gets caught up in a conflict between SM and genestealer cult that starts to tilt, trying their best to stay out of the way of the chaos. The SM’s and more obviously nidlike cultists only are seen in brief flashes in a sort of clover field style survive-the-event as the humans scamper around. When it’s done the humans are cornered by a single terminator who hunts them like, well, the terminator, and seems to be convinced they’ve got tainted blood. The whole time they’re questioning if they actually have Xenos blood while trying and frequently failing to take down the injured termie. Ultimately they should fail, but not before somehow establishing that they aren’t infected, but knowing Hollywood the last survivors manage to kill the terminator with a sharpened pipe to the neck or something, and during the last shot they ominously imply the survivor was a genestealer all along(!)
>>62499339Eh I’m sure a cultist sorcerer would be fine in the opening stages of an incursion. Just another skull for the throne after the uprising begins.And I was thinking more like Dread or 300/ immortals.
>>62479001I'll make it about a Gue'vesa who fends off an invasion by the villainous Imperial Guard. It'll sell gangbusters.
>>62500153this was already posted you faggot
>>62482087>>62498414>All this Marine & Guard faggotry even if I collect both & would love a Cain film, no one would fund a 40k film about that because of how normies would think it supports fascism like Starship troopers.unironically this
>>62500124But that's the film about Exodites fending off the villainous Imperial Guard
A horror movie about Arbites(and maybe some Sisters) vs genestealer or chaos cult in a hive city. Marines or the inquisition shows up near the end of the movie to save the day (or order exterminatus, depending).
>>62479001Ministorum clerk doing paperwork for 3 hours. It'll have 10 sequels all exactly the same.
>>62480995>Look mom I replied to everyone again!Kill yourself mongoloid
>>62479001Take the Horus heresy books, each of them becomes their own film.
>>62479001space guys shoot things
>>62501192The HH is made of the least relatable characters ever for the general public.
>>62503033Nevermind the general public, the Primarchs are the worst characters in the entire franchise. They should have stayed as distant myths and legends.
>>62503396You are right. But spergs gonna sperg.
>>62499452>>62499590This is retarded, messy, all over the place, has no memorable supporting characters, no cool-down scenes, and no one in the general public will have a fucking clue who Ollanius Pious is, and of those who do know 80% will rage at the retarded "perpetual" horseshit which ruined the entire fucking point of the Ollanius Pious myth in the first place. This is so fucking bad you should kill yourself.
>>62479001Helsreach.Has Space Marines, Mechanicus, Guard. Relatively self contained plot. Introduces a lot of the basic elements of the setting. Orks are a good starting villain for normies to understand.
>>62496950>Heroic Space Marines slaughter filthy xenos and/or Heretics in a manner that is gratuitously violent to a degreeThis could work if you had proper grimdark marines rather than gay noblebright "heroic" marines
>>62503736No space battles, all takes place on one planet, does it even have psykers?
>>62499316>Marines vs Marines the whole timeFuck that noise
>>62503685Thank you for remembering me the perpetuals.What a fucking pile of shit.
>>62488140I like it - but it should end with exterminatus
It's gotta have space marines and its gotta have tyranids.
>>62479001Just a 2 hour movie of someone trying to explain the lore of 40k to someone who's never heard of it.
>>62507124Nah, that's just aliens 5 then It has to have chaos and imperium, that's it.
>>62503033Garviel Loken is my boy. Shut your fucking mouth.
>>62508471>It has to have chaos and imperium, that's it.This is Warhammer 40k, not HH.Orks or Tyranids are the obvious best first choice of bad guy to introduce normies to the setting who have no exposure to Warhammer beyond this movie.
Disaster movie about multiple factions descending onto hive world covered in warp storms, following an IG squad having to work with a few uppity space marines (but they grow to respect eachother) and an inquisitor having to team up with a rogue trader - the inquisitor wants to dive deeper into the city to get to the bottom of the cult activity, and the rogue trader wants to get out.
>>62479747Actually, scratch my idea, a Ciaphas Cain movie is definitely the safest choice. It would probably sell, too, and theres a million options for sequel bait / netflix series.
cute battle sisters burning cute things.
>>62481451>>62481535>>62481603>>62481672>>62481797>>62481830>>62481966>>62482045>>62482117>>62482178Add a Sisters of Battle cameo to that very first scene with the mad prophet being executed and some chaos stuff into the warp dream sequence and it's perfect.This outline has pretty much everything. Granted it's 3 movies not one.
the blood ravens rob , a necron tomb lord,the tomb lord robs korneite cult ,the kornites rob the tauthe tau try to rob some guardsmen,the guardsmen gun them downand flash gitz rob them all.
The comic "Damnation Crusade" would make for an excellent WH40k movie. There was another WH40k comic I read where it was from some farmer's perspective. Orks invade and ravage everything, and then suddenly SPACE MARINES EVERYWHERE and to his perspective they were even more terrifying. he was all, "if they were the Emperor's Angels of Death, what worse monsters lay out there amonst the stars?"
A series of full-length films about Brother Demetrius and his adventures with the Adeptus Sororitas.
>>62511355>>62511462>>62511475I do love flick's work
I like homage of other action/war movies"we were soldiers", but withguard drop troops.the" A team" or '' the expendables",its with orks"Die hard" but with eldar or somthing"the dam busters"played by tau "7 samurai" sisters of battle."Admiral Kolchak" with a commissar.etc
Hard Mode:Who do you cast to play each character in your movie concept? Who directs it?
>>62503685Calm down dickbutt you are taking this way to seriously. And I in no way outright said that Ollanius Pius was a perpetual I don't mention for a reason you did. Secondly, There are cooldown scenes read the fuckin' post. The general public doesn't know what the fuck 40k even is. Lastly, you are indeed a faggot.
>>62512443>The general public doesn't know what the fuck 40k even isYeah no shit that's why a 40k movie shouldn't revolve around making a reference to some obscure character from the Heresy lore you twat
>>62479001MC lives on a boring frontier world, which is slowly being colonized. As a young militia soldier, he spends most of his days on guard duty, as there is a small ork presence that occasionally needs to be culled. One day, MC is on his first offensive mission against the orks with his mentor, a grizzled veteran of the guard. Everything goes as planned at first, but they then discover a crashed ship, and start to explore it. Just after discovering a strange artifact, orcs rapidly come in greater than expected numbers and surround them. They make their way back to the colony with heavy losses, only being saved by the appearance of a low ranking inquisitor and some mysterious forces(eldar). MC is whisked away to the closet major imperial world, a hiveworld, where he is forced to testify on the artifact that he found, and sees some space marines. MC goes back with an inquisitor and a small detachment of guardsmen to quell the ork presence. When they arrive at the colony, things have gone to shit, the orks are out of control and entire outposts keep vanishing with their occupants brutally eviscerated. MC and the troops deploy for some larger battles against the orcs, and have manage to stem the tide, but are being slowly an surely pushed back. MC tags along to help the inquisitor and his troops find the crashed ship + artifact, and encounter an orc warboss, who kills the inquisitor and would kill the MC but for eldar interruption. The warboss is dead, along with most of the heavy orc war machines, but suddenly chaos marines show up. The chaos marines wreck shit and the MC barely escapes with the aid of his old mentor, leaving the Eldar to fight it out.
>>62514249Back home, recuperating, the Eldar show up and tell the humans that they need to assault a ruined temple where the chaos marines have moved the artifact, which was a mcguffin that was shot down by the eldar. Chaos has been supporting the ork insurrection from the shadows to weaken the planet enough for a demon summoning ritual to take place, and the eldar are here to stop it., but they don't have the numbers. As teh humans consider whether or not to trust the eldar, word coems that chaos has butchered the MCs home town (+love interst?) and made ritual sacrifices out of them. The final attack starts, a joint Eldar+Guard offensive on the chaos temple, with orcs as a 3rd participant. Just when it looks like things are going to shit, Spehss Muhreens show up and even things out. The battle is a pyrrhic victory as the mcguffin is stolen by the eldar, who promptly blast off (all according to plan). In the end, the MC is betrayed by his old guardsman mentor, who was a follower of chaos all along. With civilization on the planet in ruins, the MC is recruited to join the space marine chapter that (sort of) saved the day.
>>62514249>>62514266OP said a movie, not a book. How much content do you think you can fit in 2 hours?
>>62514266>the MC is recruited to join the space marine chapterYou know guardsmen are too old to become marines right
>>62479747Sounds good desu but the LOTR trilogy is still pretty fresh in peoples minds, having chaos or genestealers might be a better fit than orks
>>6251480740k Orks are pretty different from generic fantasy orcs though.I think either Orks or Tyranids are the best choice. Chaos isn't different enough, it's either evil spikey humans or generic helldaemons like from doom or zombies which everyone has seen a billion times.You know they would never, ever do Slaanesh, it would be either Khorne or Nurgle.
ITS GOTTA HAVE ADMECHNothing sums up the state of the 41st millenium for total newfags like the advanced cybertech subfaction spraying incense and praying to their toasters to make them work
After managing to exterminate a Genestealer cult (with tons of collateral damage), loose-cannon Deathwatch Kill-Marine Johannes is forced by the Inquisition to work together with by-the-book Celestian Sister Astrid to root out a dark eldar-allied conspiration in the hives of Megalopolis VII.
>>62492122Its sad but this probably how it will go down, and worse if i didn't know 40k i would agree with them
>>62488521nah he's right. exposition is the number one thing that would kill a 40k movie
Sabbat Worlds Crusade miniseries.1 season = 1 book
>>62479001Why is the Primaris Lieutenant stabbing himself with a Plague Knife while shooting his Bolt Pistol?
>>62490236was the videogame not good enough for you?
>>62523012He's pulling it out of him after getting stabbed the complete retard
Orks r bad.
>>62524444>He's pulling it out of him after getting stabbed the complete retardYeah, what a dumbass, getting stabbed when he could have shot the guy before he had a chance to stab him. Thanks for clearing that up.
>>62479001Big guys shoot aliens for two hours.
>>62489973Anon they made 8 films (soon to be 9) off a 11,000 word short story.I'm pretty sure "Not enough content" isn't a problem for book to movie adaptations, especially since movies need to fill dead air for 10-20 seconds instead of a single line in a book, not to mention establishing shots, and general pacing.(The movie/short story in question was Children of the Corn, though you could apply this to any of Steven King's short stories.)
>>62524444To be fair, bleeding out isn't a Space Marine problem, and with plague marines you want that shit out ASAP even if it were a problem.
>>62514929I mean you could try Tzeentch but the plot would soon not make any sense.
>Ordo Xeno inquisitor goes missing on a xeno planet>Deathwatch kill team is assembled to investigate>travel to a ruined xeno planet>discover that the planet has been long-abandoned, xeno inhabitants have been gone for centuries, signs of warfare, now populated only by orks>an eldar kill team is already there, they briefly conflict>Deathwatch accidentally awaken a xeno relic>turns out the xeno worshiped Chaos, relic opens up a warp portal and summons a daemon>eldar and Inquisition work together to kill daemon, get the fuck off planet>exterminatus
hard mode: cast it
why not just start from the beginning of the First Crusade, and have the focus be on the emperor and horus developing a relationship. the rest of the movies go in the order the primarchs are found, and how they fit in with the rest of the primarchs and in the crusadeor make it a miniseries with each season following a new primarch. final seson is the Horus Heresy
>>62479001Anything that ends with an unexpected exterminatus
>>62481451God damn that's a really good start.
>>62489577Actually, just do an admech movie. Adapt Priests of Mars.
>>62481451>>62481535>>62481603>>62481672>>62481797>>62481830>>62481966>>62482045>>62482117>>62482178amazing. wanna start a kickstarter?
>>62526436noHH is bad.Keep it as a legend
One-off Netflix series of the Macharian crusadesFeature marines only in the finale
I'd say keep it small and contained, have the movie take place on a space hulk, say one comes out of the warp and a small team of adtech and elite storm troopers are sent in to investigate the hulk as it comes out if warp just above a hive world, focus on the atmosphere and mystery of what the hulk is and don't try and explain all 40k in this movie, this isn't isn't about explaining the entire universe just one nano corner of it, make it a survival horror movie as mutants, posted and demons ambush the survey team and reveal that they plan to crash the hulk into the planet and activate its warp drive to yank it into the warp, making the goal much more bigger than merely surviving, or you can just go with the get off the ship alive before it leaps back into the warp, as they explore they find out more about the hulk and how it's basically a trap for lure victims in and then leap I to the warp, think ghost ship meets aliens 2
Or event horizon and aliens 2
Seeing as how Space Marines are the mascots of 40k in general and you know damn well that if there was ever a theatrical release or major series production happening that SM's would get picked first how do you make this without having the entire audience thinking "are they gay?"
>>62479747It was written as a short story. 15 Hours.
>>62526436Because they said Warhammer 40,000 movie, not the bad spin-off prequel missing half the good shit in the setting.
>>62481451>>62481535>>62481603>>62481672>>62481797>>62481830>>62481966>>62482045>>62482117>>62482178can someone screenshot this for future "40k movie" threads? i don't think this can be topped and we have this thread like once a week
>>62530226Don't forget the improvements suggested here >>62510889
>>62480969Do the (I think 3rd?) Gaunts Ghosts book, the siege of Vervenhive. You have a good introduction to the world and scale, a lot of awesome battle set pieces, a good intro to characters, good TV delineations for next episodeFrom there you can prequel, sequel, do movie spinoffs with Ciaphas Cain as >>62479747 suggestsThen you can keep expanding it out like an octopus throughout the Imperium to all the different parts, using different sides to introduce new foes I.e Cain vs Nids goes to >>62480656 from there you can do both SM and Mechanicus
>>62481500You can slam every level of "muh representation" you want in thereJust do it like the Titanicus books. Menials pressed into serviceOtherwise female techpriests, dark skin under augments, etc etc etc
guardsmen with strong morals and beliefs that gets ass kicked and then becomes space marine and kicks ass.oh wait thats just captain america.
>>62530710Fall of Tyran happened hundreds of years before Cain was born
>>62531112And?Im not saying make it a sequel or have cain show up. Keep each different tentacle of the octopus separate (I.e all Cain is kept consistent with Cain), but you can bounce around the chronology no worries.
>>62479249Because they covered it in nineteen layers of wolf skulls and dog piss.
>>62479001buddy cop action flick set in a frontier world with an older, jaded arbites having to work with his abhuman partner to prevent a chaos eldar cult from summoning a greater daemon
>>62530772Guardsmen don't become marines you loreletsHow are you the second retard in this thread alone to be so clueless
>>62479001gonna be a long one bois hope im not late> set few hundred years in the future or some shit> primarcs start popping up left and right (including the deamon prims)> imperium in in a hoohar about it and so is the traitor senpai> half the loyalist prims mad at the primaris marines and the other half coolAll this being world building mind you> cut to Catachan being surrounded by nid splinter fleet> battle had been raging on for a few hundred years> Catachan being as toxic as it is somehow repels the nid fleet a bit> Catachan fighters keeping up the good fight> few side stories here and there when everyone notices the nids are up to something> imperial fists, lead by Rogal (aw yeah hes back), beams in of the phalanx and evacs ig's> all are looking towards planet as a big ol needle looking thing jettisons out from the nid fleet> turns out to be a rail gun like weapon which pierces through the planet and splits the planet in to> Michael Bay cameo ensues> guardsmen look in sadness and disarray as plant explodes> start rioting and taking on marines in angerWould also like to mension at this point rogal hasnt been introd properly yet> so rogal steps out and gives a speech to the men abou tlosing their homeworld(maybe terra is fucked by this point idk)> everyone stops fighting> great crusade electric boogaloo begins
>>62479249What else has this anon not realized yet! We have to help him.The red thirst is about vampirism, The Fallen are about the angels that Perturbo is about autism!But I kid, for example: I just realized yesterday that "Barbie" is a short hand nickname for Barbara. I felt pretty dense.
>>62525614Not that I thought about it but yeah could be.
>>62529799Xeno factions are NPCs. It is a Man's world.
>>62531561Make his abhuman partner a sci-fi cowboy with a revolver/stub gun and I'd watch it. Except for the "chaos eldar" bit, just have it be one or the other. Like, keep the chaos bits human-centric and play up how the abhuman is one of the "good" mutants, or have the eldar be Deldar or Harlequins trying to open a webway portal for all their friends to come on in for some Mon'keigh killing.
But what if it was a WHFB movie instead :3?
>>62534431>Xeno factions are NPCsThis is a movie, not a game
>>62533044The number of posts it would take me to explain all the retarded things wrong with this pitch are not worth my time, man
>>62498572>Sorcerer>KhorneEat a dick
>>62534431Why the fuck are people so interested in the most boring part of WH40K lore?
>>62535517Autistic HHfags who lash out at people who play real 40k because they're suffering in butt-anguish over their dead game.
>>62535547That would work, if the narrative was compelling and had likeable characters. But as it is, it's high school drama about people who have daddy issues.
Hell, why not just do Gaunts Ghosts? First and Only.
Tyranids suddenly get killed by spehhs marine awoken from stasis on the small space hulk. Man is a bad guy here, in the end nids eject him to space.
>>62479001It would follow a squad of guardsmen around on the first day of a campaign. Mix of new and older gaurds as well as a commissar.Movie opens with a lord of war style tracking shot of a lazgun getting fixed up and passed on to a conscript.The movie would like end with the last surviving rookie taking a krack bomb off of the dieing commissar and changing a chaos marine captain. He'd bait the captain into impaling him only to use the opportunity to attach the hidden krack bomb to his chest. Both die and the film time skips to a new squad wandering though the wreckage of the battle, one of the new squad loots a lazgun off the body and the film ends with a tracking shot of the lazgun.