Fan films are nothing new to the world. The Confined is a delightful fan-made wonder based upon Silent Hill. Valve’s legendary Half-Life 2 got its very own fan-made production in Beyond Black Mesa, surprising everyone with the polish this low-budget venture presented. Then there was Ultramarines which… yeah. Inspired by the rich fiction of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe, the CGI-fest which featured voice work from John Hurt and Sean Pertwee was a fairly mediocre romp. It suffered in both it’s production and distribution. Thankfully The Lord Inquisitor exists, and a new teaser trailer has been revealed.
Why does The Lord Inquisitor look so damn good? Well it’s being helmed by Crytek artist Erasmus Brosbau and built using the still unreleased Crytek Cinebox graphics application. The Warhammer 40,000 universe has been around since 1987, infesting the imaginations of players around the world and spawning a wide range of games inspired by the property like the Dawn of War strategy series and 2011’s Space Marine. Will The Lord Inquisitor, which has been in development for three years, finally be the movie to match up with the success this franchise has achieved in other areas? Only time will tell.
Let’s just hope no-one authorizes Exterminatus (the practice of burning a planet’s surface to a crisp using Cyclonic Torpedoes) on the project.