While I'm generally pleased that an aspect of the 40K universe is being made into a movie I do find myself with mixed feelings. With such valuable resources at their disposal and that many a current movie goer are more interested in special effects and state-of-the-art CGI than actual plot, (take Avatar for example, a film that doesn't even come close to the depth and breadth of the 40k universe), it does beg the question as to why it's a straight to DVD production? Was this a conscious decision or a forced one?
Call me cynical, but I've got a feeling that, (regardless of the finished movies quality), this will sink without a trace without a proper cinema release. Guess we'll find out soon enough.