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Well, there’s no reason Fantasy Flight has to be involved; Lovecraft’s work is copyright-free (on the whole), and there’s virtually nothing that FFG hasn’t taken out of existing lore. Unfortunately it’s very difficult to translate Lovecraft’s atmosphere of creeping otherworldy horror to film, as a rule. The most successful efforts I’ve seen are the low budget ones by The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. Perhaps FFG’s more ‘action-oriented’ approach would work for a series or film however.

As for Warhammer 40,000, I’ve often wondered why a big budget scifi flick hasn’t be made set in the universe, and concluded that even though we as gamers think it’s a very well known property, it’s probably not well-known enough in the non-gaming world to justify the $100 million-plus budget it would need. It’ll probably happen one day (unless Games Workshop continues what seems to be its current business strategy of shooting itself in the foot and goes under), though the whole grimdark thing may be difficult to capture in a film with a PG13 rating. 🙂