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Author Topic: Henry Cavill to Star and Produce 40K Amazon show?  (Read 1151 times)

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Re: Henry Cavill to Star and Produce 40K Amazon show?
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2022, 05:59:04 PM »
Has Cavill produced anything of note? As far as I can see in IMDB, he has only ever worked as an actor.

Maybe he'll turn out to be a good producer, but it seems like a roll of the dice at this point.

Ideally, he would bring on someone he's worked with before to do the day to day work as show runner.

If Cavill is a longtime fan of 40K, he may at least have an outline of what he wants to adapt from the existing lore. And he's probably able to serve as an evangelist for the game, someone who can run some game sessions for the staff until they get it.

Beyond that, one hopes he has kept his eyes open for the last 20 years.


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Re: Henry Cavill to Star and Produce 40K Amazon show?
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2022, 04:12:58 AM »
Has Cavill produced anything of note? As far as I can see in IMDB, he has only ever worked as an actor.

Maybe he'll turn out to be a good producer, but it seems like a roll of the dice at this point.

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Re: Henry Cavill to Star and Produce 40K Amazon show?
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2022, 09:06:15 PM »
Has Cavill produced anything of note? As far as I can see in IMDB, he has only ever worked as an actor.

Maybe he'll turn out to be a good producer, but it seems like a roll of the dice at this point.



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Re: Henry Cavill to Star and Produce 40K Amazon show?
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2022, 02:48:23 PM »
Well, Todd Howard tackled the topic in an interview with Lex Friedman - when he talked about the upcoming streaming series based on “Fallout” (and helmed by Jonathan Nolan).

Basically, he said that when Fallout 3 came out they were submerged by offers about turning the game into a movie - and these offers were usually based around “turning the plot of the game into a two hours movie”.

So they passed (kudos that they didn’t just grabbed the money). The point was that Fallout was a “world”. Why not to choose a place and tell a tale around that place? Which is the approach that Jonathan Nolan apparently took.

Now, IMHO Howard is right. There is no reason as why a series based on “Fallout” couldn’t become “The Walking Dead”, with each new season introducing new places and characters. I hope that “The Last of Us” WON’T become TWD, as even the authors fumbled the ball by game 2. Anyway, you can find Howard’s observations at 2:29:00 here:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H9AAnV59ddE
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Re: Henry Cavill to Star and Produce 40K Amazon show?
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2022, 09:52:45 PM »
I will note that Cavill's role will be executive producer, not director -- so I worry a bit less about it.

His choice of director will be interesting, though.

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Re: Henry Cavill to Star and Produce 40K Amazon show?
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2022, 05:59:24 PM »
Oddly enough I'm curious now what Army he uses when he plays 40K.
It would be funny if the Executive Producer sided with the Orcs.
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Re: Henry Cavill to Star and Produce 40K Amazon show?
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2022, 03:10:31 PM »
Oddly enough I'm curious now what Army he uses when he plays 40K.
It would be funny if the Executive Producer sided with the Orcs.

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