Terence Stamp and John Hurt Lead 'Ultramarines' Voice Cast
Although this upcoming animated Warhammer 40,000 movie is going straight-to-DVD, I'm a big fan of the games and promised to keep everyone updated, so here's the latest news. Ultramarines is a sci-fi thriller that will use CGI and state-of-the-art animation production techniques. The official blog has just announced the voice cast for the movie which will be lead by Terence Stamp and John Hurt and also include Sean Pertwee, Steven Waddington, Donald Sumpter and Johnny Harris. "We're delighted that such a great cast, with so much talent, is on board. Together they bring the highest calibre of performance to Ultramarines."
Unfortunately they don't reveal what roles these actors will be playing, but I'm sure we'll find out eventually. Codex Pictures is using state-of-the-art facial capture technology as well, so it's not just their voices we'll be hearing and seeing in this. Speaking about the news, Terence Stamp said, "I [feel] very comfortable with Ultramarines - in fact, it's really the culmination of a lot of things I've been in." I'm not exactly sure what he means, but he's been in all kinds of movies from Superman I and II to Valkyrie to Wanted to providing the voice of the Prophet of Truth in Halo 3. I think they've definitely lined up an impressive voice cast for this.
Codex Pictures also debuted a video featuring some of these actors talking about being a part of the movie - which you can watch below or on YouTube. As far as we know, there hasn't been a plot synopsis revealed for Ultramarines yet, so we don't know much about the story. But as a recap on the concept, Ultramarines is a film based on the elite force of Space Marines from the Warhammer 40,000 tabletop miniatures universe. The faction is known as the "Ultramarines", identified by their blue colored armor and omega symbol (Ω). The screenplay was written by author Dan Abnett and production (on the animation) has already started.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Great voices...both of them.
People's Champ on Mar 10, 2010
I love Starcraft....I mean Warhammer 😉
jeffrey on Mar 10, 2010
Empror Protects...*sign of the Aquila*
Lazarus from Sparta!!! DEATHKLOK RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Mar 10, 2010
KNEEL BEFORE ZODD!!!!!!!
roke on Mar 10, 2010
"Unfortunately they don't reveal what roles these actors will be playing, but I'm sure we'll find out eventually." But it says right there "Terence Stamp - Severus". hehehe.
SS on Mar 10, 2010
If it's anything like this (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2cz00_warhammer-40k-dawn-of-war-intro_videogames) then i'm sold!
El on Mar 11, 2010
@Jeffrey - Come on now man. We all know that Warhammer 40,000 ( The space sci fi table top game) and the Warhammer ( The Fantasy table top games) where the basis for Warcraft and starcraft. As a matter of fact, the original Warcraft PC game was suppose to be Warhammer, but blizzard was unable to secure the rights, so they just created their own version ( some say ripped off). That being said, I am excited for this...really excited!!
RivasEN on Apr 29, 2010
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