Warner Bros' franchise radar went red when the studio began reading the cult comic Elfquest. Written by Wendy and Richard Pini, the comic comes in multiple volumes.
Warner Bros to Adapt Elfquest
The original comic, which the Pinis initially self-published starting in 1978, followed a tribe of elves known as the Wolfriders in their attempts to survive and link with other dispersed elves on an Earth-like planet with two moons while on the lookout for tribes of humans and trolls, both of which acted as allies and enemies.
Rawson Thurber has boarded the project to write, produce and direct. Whether the film will be live action or not has yet to be determined.
Like the popular graphic novels being adapted today, Elfquest used themes of violence and sexuality to help build an audience. At one point or other both Marvel and DC Comics chipped in at publishing the comic. Who will be receiving royalties on the project now will likely go under debate.