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Fran Spotnitz of The X-Files and The Man in the High Castle is developing a TV show based on the Eisenhorn saga by Dan Abnett, set in Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe. This is the story of an Imperial Inquisitor rooting out heretical cults and followers of Chaos who is forced to embrace the weapons of the enemy to defeat them, and ends up in a precarious situation. There are eight books so far in the series with two more to come, so they have plenty of material to work with.
This series in particular was probably chosen because of the relatively tight focus, small scale and small cast of characters, all of which make this more practical than some of the other stories in the setting.
small scale? imagine the cost of the Thracian Primaris triumph, but I guess they picked the best story to adapt
Well, "relatively" small scale compared to most of the stories.
I'm really not sure how you could ever adapt a universe on the scale of WH40K to television without it looking ridiculously underbudgeted to fans of the franchise. Unless someday realistic CGI becomes dirt cheap, which it ain't now.
This is something of a concern, although much more if they were adapting the Heresy or the Tyranid invasion of Ultramar or another bigger-scale story. For Eisenhorn they shouldn't really have a problem.
There is also an animated series about the Blood Angels in the works.
Terrible ideas all around. It's going to be very difficult to find a balance between showing how horribly fascist the Empire is without glorifying it, and not having it coming across as completely silly.
Given how badly written The Man In The Castle (the series) was, I wouldn't get my hopes up.
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I thought small scale was a pun about the fact that it's based on a minis game. :)
Nope, the point is that everything in WH40K happens on a such massive scale that you would need an enormous budget to make it work.
Eisenhorn, and to an extent Ciaphas Cain are less "big" so to speak. They're manageable.