jueves, 19 de enero de 2012
GW da el OK a The Lord Inquisitor
Como dice el título, GW le ha dado luz verde al proyecto fanmade "The Lord Inquisitor". Para quien no lo sepa, es un proyecto para una película de animación CGI basada en el universo que empezó hace aproximadamente un año basada en nuestra bola de billar favorita; el Inquisidor Diaz de Torquemada Coteaz. Si, si, ese que hace a los acólitos tropas y que se lleva en todos los ejércitos de CG.
Sinceramente me ha sorprendido la respuesta positiva de GW. Sin duda creia que le iban a dar un portazo en las narices y acabar con el proyecto, como ya hicieron con el fanfilm Damnatus (aunque este se terminó igualmente bajo cuerda), pero por el contrario, parafraseando a Erasmus Brodeau (la mente tras el proyecto) "Finalmente he recibido una respuesta y ha sido mas que positiva"
Aqui os dejo el texto en el que lo anuncia (En un perfecto inglés). Parece que vamos a tener nueva peli de WH40k en un año o dos.
I hope you had a nice christmas and a cool beginning for this year;) You all know the project is currently on “hold” and so I had a lot of time to think about Lordi from time to time and develop new ideas and things like that:) Of course I also already thought that Lordi is doomed because of the rules of Games Workshop, but it seems that the wheel has changed:)
Shortly before Christmas I finally got an answer and it was more than positive:) To be honest I think I had the biggest smile in my face in the year 2011:D I will not post any mails in my blog as this is a private conversation between GW and me, but what I can tell you is that GW loves Lordi and everything what me and my team created. So GW really wants to see this project finished and they want me to have a kind of license that allows me to make non commercial Warhammer 40.000 movies. I mean, how cool is that?:) I never thought that GW would be so cool to this project and this is beyond my expectations – now I don’t have to hide anymore with this project, but can look in a proper future for Lordi.
However GW told me that this is a promise for now only and they can not guarantee me that this really becomes true. They have to see for themselfes if that is possible legally with their IP. But they want to get this through and Im optimisitc that this will work:) So we still need to cross our fingers, but it looks really really good for The Lord Inquisitor:)
This of course raised my motivation to a new level haha:) With the official approval by GW I can hopefully gain a much bigger team to make a much better movie in the same amount of time. As I said I need Technical Directors and animators and such. I got new plans in my mind and definetely need a good story/plot writer who works closely with me together. If I find enough people who want to support my vision and to make the first non profit and 100% passionate Warhammer 40k movie I want to make this film longer to tell a much bigger story:) If I dont have to animate all the characters, facial animation and so this could be easily done as rendering times seems to be no big problem – I rendered the whole trailer on one workstation with approx. 15min per frame. That is all possible as I almost used no global illumination and other fancy time consuming effects.
So what’s next? Of course I still got to wait for the next reply of GW, and if this will turn out as expected I will post a more detailed list of people I need, a job description so to say:) I try to put that online permanently on this site, so that everyone can see if I still need some help in specific areas. This can turn out really great and the whole community can see this film grow and prosper and also have influence of the production. So regarding the usual workflow here of me posting images and you writing comments and me again changing all the mistakes I made nothing will change:)
Yeah that’s it so far, I think this can’t be a better start for 2012 and the future of Torquemada Coteaz and his Grey Knights:)
Y aqui el trailer de la película, a años luz de la calidad de Ultramarines, y mira que es fanmade
Por último me gustaria aplaudir la decisión de GW por no repetir el fracaso y mala prensa que fue Damnatus. Me arranca una sonrisa saber que tras la fachada de compañia malvada mas grande que la vida haya ejecutivos que vivan el hobby y suelten la tenaza de hierro sobre su IP si un proyecto es lo suficientemente interesante como lo es The Lord Inquisitor
Desde aqui todo mi apoyo hacia Erasmus Brodeau y su equipo, les deseo buena suerte y constancia para llevar este barco a buen puerto.