Games Workshop Group Plc will work with Amazon.com Inc. to create movies and TV shows based on the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
Warhammer 40,000 is a sci-fi universe set in the future. It focuses on themes of conflict, galaxy-wide empires, and fanatic religiosity. The Games Workshop franchise already includes popular tabletop games, over 300 novels, and has licensed its content for several successful video games.
On Friday, there was some very exciting news for Games Workshop. Andrew Wade from Jefferies said that licensing income has been growing strongly in recent years, and that a mainstream TV/film product could be really game-changing for the Warhammer brand’s reach and awareness.
Games Workshop stock rose 11% on Friday, the most in almost nine months. This is likely because there have been more lockdowns lately, which means more people are interested in playing Games Workshop games at home.
Amazon is planning to spend a lot of money to produce movies and release them in theaters. They just bought MGM, a Hollywood studio that made Ben-Hur and Legally Blonde.
Henry Cavill is likely to star in and executive produce a series adaption of the Warhammer 40k franchise, which he has openly expressed his love for.
Amazon and Games Workshop have reached an agreement on commercial terms, but the project has not been finalized. Games Workshop did not make any changes to its forecast for the period ended May 2023.