Elfquest movie cancelled due to The Hobbit, claims creator

Elfquest movie cancelled by Warner Bros to make way for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, claims creator Wendy Pini

Elfquest movie cancelled

Elfquest movie cancelled

The long-mooted movie adaptation of Wendy and Richard Pini’s Elfquest – announced in 2008 with director/writer Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) – has been dropped.

Co-creator Wendy Pini claims the movie, based on the Seventies fantasy comic, was playing second fiddle to The Hobbit, saying, “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.  This was a possibility, among several, that we were prepared for, it is a relief, at last to know.”