Warner Bros. Pictures plans to turn Terry Brooks’ best-selling “Shannara” fantasy series into a film franchise reports the trades.
The Shannara series is set a millenum in the future in a post-apocalyptic Earth populated by elves, trolls, gnomes and dwarves.
The Shannara family is a half-Elf, half-man clan with magical abilities and warrior skills who must save the world.
Politics and war are waged using magic with a backdrop of the skeletal remains of skyscrapers and subways.
Brooks has written fourteen books in the series starting with “The Sword of Shannara” in 1977, but the second book “The Elfstones of Shannara” will kick off the film series and writers are presently being sought to adapt.