'ElfQuest' Moves Closer To Big Screen Adaptation


The next comic book movie adaptation could tell the story of "ElfQuest."

Warner Bros. had been working on an adaptation of the Wendy and Richard Pini comic book that launched in 1978 for a while now, but that fell through earlier this year. Now a new take on the property is picking up steam, as Variety is reporting that producers Stephanie Thorpe and Paula Rhodes have acquired the rights to the 35-year-old series.

Thorpe and Rhodes are no strangers to the property. The duo produced a live-action short called "ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining" that went on to get close to 135,000 YouTube views. Though that's not a guaranteed sign of interest for a big screen adaptation, it's clear that these two know and care plenty about this property.

"With their deep love and understanding of the property, they represent a new direction for 'ElfQuest,'" Pini told Variety about Thorpe and Rhodes coming on board. "New creative energy and new connections in the larger media."

"ElfQuest" tells the story of a tribe of elves who struggle to coexist with other creatures on their world -- including humans, elves and other fictional species -- in an primitive Earth-like planet called World of Two Moons. The series was published by WaRP Graphics from 1978 to 2003, and by DC Comics from 2003 to 2007. Marvel Comics also republished the original series back in 1985.

The entire series is available to read for free on the "ElfQuest" website. The Pinis are also publishing "ElfQuest: The Final Quest" on BoingBoing.

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