[The following editorial appears in Hidden Years #13, New Blood #17, and Blood of Ten Chiefs #6. --MK]
[TRANSCRIBER NOTE: Sketch of Cutter and Skywise "Break out the dreamberry wine!!" toasting the film deal appears here; this sketch has since been reprinted in the Big EQ Gatherum. --MK] Faxed to Warp from Hollywood, March 16, 1994, with the assistance of Elfquest reader and Century City Marriott aide Hugo Stevenson. The details as we know them...
The development deal has been signed. The movie will be animated. No animation studio has yet been chosen (Edward Pressman Film Corporation is the producer, not the studio). Ed Pressman has produced both Conan films, Wall Street, Storyville, Talk Radio, Hoffa, The Crow, Judge Dredd, and a slew of others; he knows fantasy, quality, and the portrayal of outrage, all very important to a project like Elfquest. A treatment was requested and provided; it takes elements from "Fire and Flight" and connects them with "Kings of the Broken Wheel." We wrote it; we're happy with it, but there's no guarantee that it will be used. We do, however, have treatment approval over whoever does write it. In casual conversation (not at all binding), a Christmas 1995 release has been mentioned. The deal includes licensing, so who knows? Maybe you'll see gummy elves some day. This is first gear; we'll share more as things get to (but of course) Warp speed.
Oh yeah, one other item: We're reeeeeeaaaaaaaal pleased!
Richard A Pini