Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, The Man in The High Castle) is out to create a live-action Eisenhorn series based on a popular board game. The Eisenhorn trilogy was a series of novels written by comic book author Dan Abnett in 2001. The series follows an inquisitor named Gregor Eisenhorn and his band of investigators as they seek to thwart the monstrous schemes of aliens, daemons, and heretics to prevent mankind’s doom.
The books were written for the publishing arm of Games Workshop Black Library and were a part of the Warhammer 40,000 miniature wargame universe. There was also a single-player video-game produced called Eisenhorn: Xeros which was based off of the first book in the trilogy and developed for the Windows, iOS, and Android platforms.

Spotnitz will be showrunner and executive producer of the series which will be developed by his company Big Light Productions. Currently the project is homeless with no platform or broadcaster lined up to distribute it.

Frank Spotnitz worked on The X-files when it was still good so that’s a plus. The only Nazis stories that interest me are those of historical fiction so I have not seen ‘The Man in the High Castle’. This isn’t to say it isn’t good I just think fantasy tales about “Nahzzeez” are more often than not base and pedantic storytelling. I think more complicated and perhaps more perverse evil…like social justice warriors would make for far better narrative fodder, but I digress. The Author Dan Abnett seems to be highly jazzed about the project’s prospects as well as his creation.

Listen to him gush:

“Gregor Eisenhorn is a relentless force in the dark future of the Warhammer universe: a destroyer of daemons and a purger of heretics, implacable, powerful and dedicated. But the appeal to me, from the moment I started writing him, was his complexity. He is not the simple, ruthless hero he appears to be. His battle with the Warp leads him into dark places and forces him to question his duty, his understanding of the Imperium, and his own identity. With Eisenhorn, it’s not just the adventures, and they are certainly vivid: it’s the journey he takes to the very limits of what he is and what it means to be loyal.”

— Dan Abnett

Okay, okay, we get it, you think your character is the beez neez.

Will this be any good? I guess we’ll see.

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