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Amazon deal to ship fantasy sport Warhammer to screens

Amazon will produce film and television sequences based mostly totally on franchises from Video video games Workshop
, the company behind the favored Warhammer tabletop sport.

Video video games Workshop said in an announcement Friday that it has reached a “settlement in principle” with Amazon regarding film and TV variations of its psychological property.

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The rights will initially be granted for the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The two companies did not disclose the financial phrases of the deal.

Shares of London-listed Video video games Workshop surged by 15% on Friday.

Amazon’s Warhammer deal highlights the U.S. tech giant’s bid to drawback Netflix
and completely different streaming corporations. It comes after Amazon launched its blockbuster TV sequence The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, based mostly totally on the fantasy novels of J.R.R. Tolkein. The sequence debut attracted higher than 25 million viewers globally.

The two occasions have agreed on enterprise phrases, nevertheless, the Video video games Workshop said the mission was nonetheless a subject to contract negotiations.

Video video games Workshop said an extra announcement will probably be made at an unspecified date.

Amazon said that the Man of Metallic actor Henry Cavill will star and govt produce Warhammer 40,000.

The company described Warhammer 40,000 as “set throughout the far future, the place humanity stands on the perimeter of what may very well be its brightest future or its darkest age. The threats to humankind’s empire are many — traitors pushed by the fires of ambition, alien empires sworn to reclaim the celebrities, and the corruption of actuality by malevolent gods.”