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Terence Stamp, Sean Pertwee and John Hurt to appear in first Warhammer sci-fi movie

10/03/2010. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Terence Stamp, Sean Pertwee and John Hurt lead the cast of actors lending their voices – and their facial expressions - to the upcoming Ultramarines animated movie, based, of course, on the Warhammer 40K tabletop wargame system.

Other parts are to be played by Steven Waddington, Donald Sumpter and Johnny Harris, with Ben Bishop, Christopher Finney and Gary Martin appearing in supporting roles.

Sean Pertwee’s other credits include Event Horizon, Mutant Chronicles and Equilibrium, as well as the video games Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior and Killzone 2.

Sean Pertwee, best known for his role in the action horror movie Dog Soldiers, said, “Before Ultramarines, I had no idea about the depth of Warhammer 40,000. I used to be into graphic art, so I find the concepts and architecture and character designs quite extraordinary. This film really is being made for the fans.”

Terence Stamp confesses that a boyhood love of the science fiction classics attracted him to his role. Stamp’s previous credits include Superman, Superman II, Valkyrie and the Halo 3 video game.

“Warhammer 40,000 is an incredibly strange world, yet one with rules,” Stamp told SFcrowsnest. “I felt very comfortable with Ultramarines - in fact, it’s really the culmination of a lot of things I’ve been in.”

John Hurt, best known for his performances in The Elephant Man and Midnight Express, has a special feature role in Ultramarines. Hurt’s other film roles include Alien, Hellboy and Hellboy II and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

He added, “I know quite a lot about Warhammer 40,000 because my elder son was into it. I used to take him down to the store in London’s Oxford Street so he could see it in action. It’s a very different world which really teases the imagination.”

See them chatting about the movie here…

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