Elric Of Hollywood
Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné, star of at least a half-dozen novels (with Moorcock it’s kind of hard to count) plus numberous crossover appearances in other Moorcock books, plus numerous comics, plus at least two CD novels, is heading for the big screen at long last.
According to the British publication Empire Online, Chris and Paul Weitz will adapt the initial origin-like sequence. It’s hard to call Elric a "hero," at least not in any traditional sense. "Of the great classic fantasy series, it’s the one that hasn’t been done yet," Chris Weitz told Empire Online. "My brother, Paul, and I liked those books growing up, and we’ve met Michael Moorcock, and he trusts us to take those books forward." The Weitz brothers’ Depth of Field production company will develop the adaptation, although no director is yet attached. "I’d really like it if my brother directed them," Chris said.