I'm thinking it could be, if done right, with a good director and
storyline. We certainly have the technology to do the special
effects right. I mean, we've had such average sci-fi flicks as
Event Horizon and Starship Troopers. Even Doom was made
into a middling movie at best. Why not W40k-DoW?
I'm imagining a storyline kind of like Ridley Scott's Kingdom of
Heaven (damn good movie, BTW). In fact, there are quite a
few similarities between the Crusaders of around 1100 AD and
the Imperium/Space Marines.
What story should be told if such a movie could be made?
Say you are going to be the director. Who would you cast
for the roles?
Should it be Space Marines versus Chaos?
Here's my idea:
I already have a vision for the opening scene: The Imperial
Battleship Retribution fleeing a massive Chaos invasion:
I would cast Jeremy Irons in the role as the Inquisitor and
Liam Neeson as the commander of the Imperial Guard. I
would cast Russell Crowe or Eric Bana as Captain Gabriel
Angelos of the Space Marines. I would then cast Al Pacino as
the Chaos Lord Bale, and Edward Norton as the Librarian who
As for the story, I'm not so sure I would use the same story
from the PC game. It might be good, but there may be better
scripts to tell, like a space-going version of Kingdom of
What say you?
I think such a movie would kick ass!