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Exclusive: The Weitz Brothers Still Want to Do an Elric Movie
Roughly five years ago, Paul and Chris Weitz picked up the movie rights to Moorcock's "The Elric Chronicles" with plans to adapt them into a series of movies, but we hadn't heard anything about it directly since our interview with Chris Weitz later in 2007.
At the junket for Paul Weitz's upcoming movie Being Flynn (out March 2), we asked the writer/director what was happening with that project, and this is what he told us:
"We wrote a very edgy script that was true to the anarchic spirit of the book, and then we had a heck of a time getting it made. We'll probably take another run at it if we're able to. It was certainly a dream come true to hang out with Michael Moorcock, who is one of our heroes. It's an utter anti-hero, and I believe that part of the book was a response to Tolkien, because Moorcock looked at that as sort of a hymn to the squireocracy and the class system in England, and this is a complete rock and roll nihilist anti-hero. I hope the movie gets made in proper fashion." . . .
ComingSoon.net, February 18
Edited by Peter T Chattaway, 24 February 2012 - 02:58 PM.