Everyone is eagerly awaiting news of the Elfquest movie… Both fans, and Warp themselves. Though we still don’t have much to offer in the way of movie updates, Richard Pini does have the following to offer…
These are three paintings that Wendy did over the week of April 8, 1996. When last she and I sat with Alessandro Camon of Pressman Films (Alessandro is Ed Pressman’s assistant with reference to the Elfquest movie) he made the comment that it might be useful to have some spectacular images of actual scenes from the screenplay to help sell the film to a studio. There already exist a storyboard and a screenplay, as well as several character illustrations; perhaps some new art might spice up a future presentation.
So while she was visiting Warp, Wendy let loose her cinematic imagination and came up with the following:
Please forgive the necessarily short and sketchy descriptions of the art. As I have said before, the overall storyline of the Elfquest film takes elements from all of the graphic novels, weaving them into a new (and, in my opinion, much more mythic and grand) tapestry. And both we and Pressman Films want to avoid “Star Trek Generations-itis” – that peculiar illness that causes sensitive information about a film to magically appear all over the place before the movie actually is released.
So enjoy, and we’ll keep dropping hints and bits here as we get them.