Over on the Lord Inquisitor website, friend of The Shell Case, Erasmus has put up a blog post that would indicate that the Games Workshop has given their backing, at least in principle, for the Lord Inquisitor to continue and be released – albeit non-commercially.
Rather than paraphrase, I’ve provided you with Erasmus’ post below…
Shortly before Christmas I finally got an answer [from the Games Workshop] and it was more than positive. I will not post any [details] as this is a private conversation between GW and me, but what I can tell you is that GW loves Lordi and everything that 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 to a proper future for Lordi.
However, GW told me that they can not guarantee [anything]. They have to [review the legalities regarding] their IP. But they want to get this through and I’m optimistic 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. With the [potential] 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 mind and definitely need a good story/plot writer to work closely with me. If I find enough people who want to support my vision and to make the first non-profit and 100% fan-made Warhammer 40k movie, I want to make this film longer to tell a much bigger story.
So what’s next? Of course I still got to wait for the next [communication from] GW, and if this will turn out as expected I will post a more detailed list of people I need [and] a job description. I’ll try to put that online permanently on [the Lordi] 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:)