Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sydney Australia
I think it will be fine - of course, GW, Codex films and even the ubiquitous Dan Abnett won't be able to please everyone - its the nature of any niche hobby with so many die-hard fans.
From what I understand, it is being designed for fans in mind. Whether this means the age 10 - 17 crowd, the 18 to 29 crowd, the 30+ crowd or a combination of the three could be anyone's guess. The main backbone of GW's customer base are teens 14 to 18. However, I think Dan Abnett's writing can be appreciated by most age groups, and the caliber of the actors cannot be denied - Terence Stamp, Sean Pertwee and John Hurt for goodness sake! Plus codex pictures have won awards for the direct to DVD releases (which this movie will be) - although that WAS for Bionicle (spew).
All in all on paper, it does look good. But for those of us that have a VERY particular image of what 40k should be in our minds - which, lets be honest, is a lot of us - it may be disappointing.
I am personally looking forward to it. One of the only reasons I played the Dawn of War series is to see one of my favourite table top games come to life - now I get a movie?! How spoilt I am to have a company that is successful enough to afford these things.