Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Bill Murray Talks His Cameo In Paul Feig's Ghostbusters
''They are tough to say no to...''
First Trailer For Concussion
Will Smith investigates American Football head injuries
Wes Craven 1939-2015
Horror maestro dies aged 76
Matt Damon Talks Bourne 5
''It’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe...''
Goosebumps Scares Up A New Trailer
Jack Black battles a beginning, a middle and a twist
New Trailer For Nicolas Cage's Pay The Ghost
Hush - here comes another boogieman
More Movie News

ElfQuest Still Trying To Find Screens
New producers have the rights

06 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

ElfQuest

The – there’s really no other way to describe it – quest to bring Wendy and Richard Pini’s ElfQuest series of comics to cinematic life has not been an easy one. Long has it lingered in the deadly marshes of development, tempted by one filmmaker or studio or another, but never quite finding the path to the screen. When last we saw it, the characters were in the hands of Dodgeball’s Rawson Thurber and Warner Bros., but now Stephanie Thorpe and Paula Rhodes think they might be able to get ElfQuest to cinemas.

Thorpe and Rhodes got a leg up on the competition by producing ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining as a short presentation, and are touting the deal at the American Film Market looking for support. They already have the blessing of the Pinis, who tell Variety that they “represent a new direction for ElfQuest.”

What direction that might be still isn’t clear, but ElfQuest itself has been remarkably resilient. First launched in 1978, it follows a tribe of elves on Two Moons who are driven from their forest by humans and go in search of something they only knew about in legends: other elves.

Since the comic’s launch, both DC and Marvel have published it. Wendy and Richard Pini have even launched a new, indie version, which is published in segments at the Boing Boing site. Check out Thorpe and Rhodes’ presentation below.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Empire's Breaking Bad Spoiler Podcast
Featuring Bryan Cranston himself...
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

So, based on that "fan presentation"...
...every porno director in Hollywood's got a shot at making this thing. That was so bad. I kept waiting for Ron Jeremy to turn up as a randy Warlock with a "big wand". Terrible. More

Posted by Porter at 12:13 on 07 November 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)