Warner Bros. has dropped its long-gestating adaptation of the hit cult comic Elfquest, which had Rawson Marshall Thurber attached to direct. The project had been set up at Warner Bros. since 2008.
Warner Bros. passes on Elfquest
The comic's co-creator Wendy Pini wrote on Elfquest's Facebook page:
"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: An Unexpected Journey. This was a possibility, among several, that we were prepared for. It is a relief, at last, to know."
The original comic 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.
Elfquest is in development .