Kayla Benson 11/25/2010 World Lit II Giles The Tartarus Invasion Director- James Cameron James Cameron has directed many great films including Aliens, Titanic, Terminator series, and the recent box office hit Avatar. He has already directed a space themed movie (Aliens) as well as numerous action movies (Terminator, Avatar). Cameron has impressive work with special effects and with computer graphics as seen in Avatar.
As a bonus he has experience with 3-D, so if desired my film could be in 3-D. Cast Inquisitor Xavier (Tartuffe)- Tim Curry Tim Curry is a versatile actor, capable of comedy and straight face acting.His facial structure also lends him to be capable of creepy faces and innocent faces. That’s why he is perfect for this role.
He can seem innocent to those he needs to deceive and yet have this underlying sneaky atmosphere around him. Governor Dantes (Orgon)- Brendan Fraser Brendan Fraser is another versatile actor. He has been seen as an action actor in his role as Rick in the Mummy series, but in Bedazzled and George of the Jungle he played a goofier role. I believe Fraser will be able to act deceived 100% but then later be 100% upset about the situation.
Also because of his action movies he will be able to perform any stunts needed. Darius The Governor’s Assistant (Dorine) – Paul Bettany Paul Bettany played Silas in The Da Vinci Code and also Geoffrey in Knights Tale. Playing Geoffrey he was both quick witted and humorous and as Silas he did some action and sneaking around. This will make him great for a quick witted assistant that can make fun of the governor without the his knowing. Zaine a Governor Advisor (Madame Purcell)- William Atherton William Atherton was in Die Hard and Die Hard 2. In both movies he was a haracter that believed himself to be right no matter what anyone else said. That is why he would be good as an advisor that believes the inquisitor is correct and even after the Governor himself sees the truth and Zaine still doesn’t believe him. Captain Furion (Damis)- Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman is a popular action actor.
He played Wolverine in the X-men series and Van Helsing in the movie Van Helsing. In his roles he has had to get quite upset at one character or another. Therefore he is experienced in being a hot headed character. Chaplain Kelvar (Cleantes)- Erik AvariErik Avari has been in an advisory role in Mr. Deeds and The Mummy. Therefore he could easily play another advisor. He could be a voice of reason for the movie and it would be believeable. Grey Knight Grandmaster Cervantes (King/ officer)- Michael Duncan Michael Duncan has played many action roles.
He is naturally larger than most other actors and is very built. This makes him perfect for the ultimate authority in the movie. His deep voice is also authoritative giving him an even tougher facade. Duncan was in Armageddon, Scorpion King, and Whole Nine Yards.
In all these movies he was a tough guy, so he will be able to play my film’s tough guy very well. Plus his sheer size makes him perfect, he doesn’t need his armor to be bigger than everyone else. Space Marines(Other characters) Space Marines will serve as the filler characters. There are 6 space marines and all of the actors chosen for these roles have proven on the screen to be tough guys. Space Marine Vincent- Sean Bean- Was in Lord of the Rings as Boromir and in National Treasure as Ian (the bad guy).
He is a tough guy in both and I believe he would make a tough Space Marine.Space Marine Damian- Russell Crowe- Was in Gladiator, 3:10 to Yuma, Master and Commander, and Robin Hood. In all of these movies he was the toughest guy in the films. He will be a great Space Marine. Space Marine Tristan- Daniel Craig- Is the newest James Bond.
Was also Lord Asriel in Golden Compass. Another tough guy actor, plus he is buff without his armor. Space Marine Martin- Gerard Butler- He was Leonidas in 300, Beowulf in Beowulf & Grendel, and Attila in Attila the Hun. This guy’s movie history just screams tough guy.Space Marine Octavian- Tyler Mane- Is Ajax in Troy.
He is another big guy that is also tough seeming. Space Marine Mathew- Nathan Jones- He has been in a couple movies as the really big guy you don’t want to mess with. He is very buff and one of the guys that wouldn’t necessarily need his armor. Chaos God Voice- James Earl Jones or Christopher Lee Jones’ voice has been used for many films including Lion King and Star Wars series. He has a nice rich tone that is comforting and could probably convince people to do something they might not normally do. Lee’s voice is also deep.
He is Saruman from Lord of the Rings and Willy’s dad in Charlie and the Chocolate factory. He also has a rich voice with a slightly dark tone to it. Plot Summary Planet Tartarus has been invaded by Chaos forces. Governor Dantes has sent a request for Space Marines and the Tempest Knights were called to answer his plea. Because of the importance of Tartarus to the Imperium Inquisitor Xavier is sent with the chapter.
Once the Tempest Knights arrive it is discovered that the Chaos forces are trying to open a rift in the warp to allow daemons access to the materium.Inquisitor Xavier believes that the only way to save the planet is by opening a certain portal that will supposedly channel the daemon’s power to a different area disallowing them the ability to exit the warp. But in actuality it will open the rift to allow the daemons to come through. This is the first time we see that the Inquisitor has been tainted by Chaos. Also we see Governor Dantes believing the Inquisitor no matter what anyone else says along with his advisor Zaine. Captain Furion yells and argues with Inquisitor Xavier but sense the Inquisitor is a higher rank there is nothing the Captain can do.
Chaplain Klevar keeps his head and tries to reason with Inquisitor Xavier but it still doesn’t work. Shortly before the Inquisitor can open the “portal” Grey Knight Grandmaster Cervantes shows up with his retinue of Grey Knight Terminators. Grandmaster Cervantes is “top dog” for any events that occur with daemons and tells Inquisitor Xavier that opening this “portal” will actually allow the daemons to invade the planet with ease and that he can’t allow him to do that. The Inquisitor doesn’t believe him and goes to open the “portal”. Grandmaster Cervantes realizes what the Inquisitor is about to do and shoots him with his plasma pistol.As Inquisitor Xavier is dying he manages to finish the last ritual required to open the “portal” and the rift opens.
The Inquisitor dies and the Tempest Knights and Grey Knights must fight the daemons and the other Chaos forces while trying to reclose the rift. After a long and bloody battle the Space Marines are finally triumphant and save Tartarus from certain destruction. There are many ways The Tartarus Invasion differs from the original version. One of them is that there is no romance and the “back stabbing” is not for money. Also the Inquisitor really believes he is correct but yet it still being hypocritical.The ways that The Tartarus Invasion are similar are that the Governor really believes in the Inquisitor and tries to convince everyone else to believe him too. The Captain is the hot head that yells and argues forcefully while the Chaplain is the voice of reason that calmly discuses issues.
Theme Analysis Scholars would write that The Tartarus Invasion was a good futuristic sci-fi movie with lots of action, blood, and good strong actors. Viewers familiar with Warhammer 40k would see that The Tartarus Invasion embodied all the main themes of the game.There are a lot of warriors on both sides with each side being very well trained. Cool weapons for all the warriors and big battles with deaths on both sides. Although the “good” guys don’t always win in the game I decided to make them win in my movie because most movies today end that way and I thought the mass audience would like that comfort. Adaptation Notes This movie is set in the 40th millennium on a planet called Tartarus which is very similar to Earth. In this time period most of the human planets are each run by one single person called a Governor with the High Lords of Terra above them to oversee them.
All the Space Marines wear power armor which is made from ceramite plates and electrically motivated fiber bundles that replicate and enhance the movements of the wearer to give them extreme strength, speed, and endurance. This armor can protect them from some of the most deadly weapons and even the vacuums of space. Space Marines also carry around various weapons including power swords, plasma pistols, and bolt pistols. Power swords are kind of like light sabers of Star Wars with plasma pistols being just what they sound like; they shoot “bullets” of plasma that melt most obstacles.The bolt pistols shoot small missiles that will explode inside the victim causing a lot of internal damage. The Governor would be in ornate robes to show his status while his underlings would be in matching colors just not as “flashy”. The Governor would have a regular gun as he isn’t important enough to have the heavy weapons. The soundtrack would be a collaborated effort between John Williams and Globus.
John Williams is a well know composer doing smash hit sound tracks such as the Harry Potter series, the Star Wars series, E. T. , Jaws, and the Indian Jones series. Mr.
Williams has won many awards for his music some of them being Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and several Grammy Awards. Globus does a lot of the “dramatic” music in movie trailers and have written for films such as Harry Potter, Hell Boy, X-Men, and Pirates of the Caribbean. The language in this movie will be harsher and the tone is serious since it is a life or death situation. There are three main areas that will be used for most of the scenes in my movie one of them being in Governor Dantes office. This is where the situation about the invasion will be explained and the best course of action discussed.This is also one of the places Captain Furion will get upset and Chaplain Kelvar will try and calm things down. Another scene is on the Tempest Knights Thunder Hawk. This large space craft not only transports the chapter to where they are needed but it also serves as their quarters during ground missions.
These scenes would have more arguing about the Inquisitors plans and more discussing about how to fix them. The third area would be on Tartarus’ surface. This would be the main scene where the “climax” action would happen. This is where the Inquisitor tries to open the portal and here the Grey Knight Grandmaster appears with his Terminator retinue to stop the Inquisitor. At the end of this scene is when Governor Dantes and Advisor Zaine discover that Inquisitor Xavier was in fact wrong. The music would be suspenseful and “active”.
Since the daemons show up shortly the scene is very serious and gets quite bloody. The beginning of my movie would see the planet Tartarus peaceful and serine. Then you see ships surrounding the planet and drop pods landing. War beings as Chaos forces land to take over the planet.The scene would end with Governor Dantes calling for help from the Imperium. The ending of the movie would be with the Space Marines winning and the Chaos forces leaving Tartarus. Tartarus would be looking forward to a new look on life and trying to repair its broken cities and towns.
Marketing Plan I would market my movie through the internet mostly on Games Workshop’s page, Mini War gaming, and then also on a page made for the movie specifically. I could also advertise in White Dwarf Magazine as many of the target audience reads this magazine. And of course as trailers on other movies of the same type.The target audience would be Warhammer 40k players as it is through this game that my movie is based off. My movie embodies all the 40k themes and concepts so the players would enjoy it tremendously. A few of the slogans of the trailer would be “For the Emperor! ”, “We shall know no fear”, and “For Honor! For Glory! For Victory! ” These saying are the frame work that is behind how the Space Marines think and any 40k player will recognize these sayings.
The trailer will summarize the movie showing lots of action with the epic music of Globus blasting and the awesome slogans of 40k being shown also.