New Hope Arises Regarding ELFQUEST
In January Warner Bros. officially passed on green-lighting a featured film version of the comic book Elfquest, but a new message has restored hope for fans. Click the jump to check it out.
What is Elfquest? It is a fantasy story about a community of elves and other fictional species who struggle to survive and coexist on a primitive Earth-like planet with two moons. Several published volumes of prose fiction also share the same setting. Over the years Elfquest has been self-published by creators Wendy and Richard Pini, then Marvel Comics, then the Pinis again through their own company Warp Graphics and more recently DC Comics. - Wikipedia
In late January it was reported that Warner Bros. had decided to pass on making an Elfquest film. A project that in the past four years had contributions from screenwriter Joe Ahearne (Dr. Who) and the director of Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Rawson Marshall Thurber. When Warner Bros. passed, the official ElfQuest Facebook page informed their fans with this somber message:
"After close to four years of suspense - and longer than four years of your much-appreciated interest and support - the word has come down from Warner Bros. And the word is "no." Their simple explanation is that they don't want to compete with The Hobbit."
For Warner Bros. to imply that an Elfquest film would saturate the market just because another fantasy film like The Hobbit was in production is ludicrous. If this was another buddy-cop movie, okay. If this was another romantic comedy where the guy gets the girl at the end, that would also be okay, but to worry about Elfquest opening in the wake of The Hobbit is asinining.
With that out of the way, a few days ago on the official ElfQuest Facebook page a new posting revealed that there is still reason to be hopeful if you're a fan of the comic book.
"For the first time in months, the agents of hope have shown their pretty elfin faces again. Stay tuned!"
After that tease I decided to contact them and see if I could gather some more information on this matter and I received this exclusive reply:
"I think there's all the chance in the world - but I'll ask for a bit of patience, because now that Warner Bros. has declined to green-light Elfquest, we're exploring a few new paths. Soon as we have something to announce, you'll certainly see it here - and then will be the time bang the drum!"
That sounds a lot more optimistic, but still vague. Does this mean a featured film version is still in the cards or could it be for a television show? That we don't know at this time.
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