Warner Bros. has put the final nail in the coffin for a studio produced movie. For several years now, fans have been working on teaser trailers and short bits from what a movie would look like, but it looks like all that work is for naught.

The official Elfquest Facebook page broke it all down for fans:

“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.

So…where that leaves us is that Wendy has done all she can, for three decades, with regard to an Elfquest movie. There is nothing more she can do or wants to do. As for Richard, he will continue to manage Warp Graphics’ properties and pursue publishing and licensing opportunities.

Thank you so much for all your love and encouragement. Believe us, it has not fallen on bare rock. We will spend the next few years producing Elfquest “The Final Quest.” Then, who knows? Our capacity for dreaming big has not diminished.

Here’s the fan film that made its round last year.

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  1. J_Michael_T
    January 23, 2012 at 8:34 am — Reply

    Yay! Now Hollywood can focus on that remake of ‘Smokey & The Bandit’ and saving us from piracy.


  2. LemmyCaution
    January 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm — Reply

    I think it would work better as a cable TV series anyway. I do feel bad that the Pini family has lost so much valuable time for nothing. But I really think this would be something AMC could look into. Yes, yes… it might get Twilighted up, but it’s not impossible that it could be great. Have hope!

    • Steven Allen
      January 30, 2012 at 10:09 am — Reply

      This ^

  3. January 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm — Reply

    All I have to say to WB is this: You, dummies!! People that will pay to see The Hobbit would pay to see Elves and Wolves!! You are burning free money! Stupid!

  4. Oldcomicfan
    January 23, 2012 at 9:08 pm — Reply

    So why is it when one studio does a Wyatt Earp movie, two or three other studios jump on the bandwagon and make Wyatt Earp movies. And when one studio makes a Robin Hood movie, two or three other studios make a Robin Hood movie. Or when one studio makes a Vampire movie, every single fricking studio makes a vampire movie? Or when one studio makes a Warewolf movie, everybody and their little sister makes a warewolf movie? Or when one studio makes a Zombie movie, every book publisher, rap musician, comic company, movie studio, tv studio, podcaster and toilet paper printer makes something with zombies on it? But when it comes to something that PEOPLE ACTUALLY WANT TO WATCH, like Elfquest, the studios all complain “We don’t want to compete with the Hobbit”? And we get nothing? I am sorry for the Pinis for all the lost effort but, to be honest, I think Elfquest would do better as an animated feature anyway. Of course, in the thirty years Richard and Wendy wasted trying to get a live action movie made, they could have drawn a whole series of animated movies themselves, one cell at a time. Oh well. Sorry guys.

  5. darklighter1
    January 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm — Reply

    Well that trailer was boring as piss but if the movie involves buxom babes prancing in the woods. I’m in. Never heard of Elfquest though.

  6. January 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm — Reply

    Darklighter1: You are backing into this topic. Find Elfquest, read it, then watch the trailer. The story has been around for decades and this Fan-imagining is the closest to a Movie the story has ever been. Its tragic that there won’t even be an attempt. I’m thinking its going to be up to the Fans.

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