‘Elfquest’ Movie May Come Back to Life as an Indie

Wendy and Richard Pini created the comic series Elfquest decades ago, in 1978, and the indie fantasy title stuck around through many changes in the comic publishing business. It wasn’t even always 100% indie, as Elfquest is one of the very rare properties to be published by both Marvel and DC: Marvel’s Epic imprint republished early stories in the mid-’80s, and DC licensed the characters in 2003, for a four-year run.

That DC run featuring the elf cast and their adventures on a primitive world set up a possible movie through Warner Bros. But just as DC’s deal for the characters ended, WB cut the project loose at the beginning of the year. But now the elves might go back to indie status, as producers of an Elfquest fan film say they’ve got a shot at making a feature. 

According to Variety,  Stephanie Thorpe and Paula Rhodes, who produced the short film ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining, picked up rights to the property and announced at the American Film Market that they’ll make a feature. It’s early enough in the project’s lifecycle that we can’t tell if they’ll be successful, but you can watch the short below, and talk about whether or not you think the property is in the right hands.

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