From Superherohype.com we have news about a movie based on Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melnibone. It’s a little more fantasy based than what we generally cover here, but Elric was a major part of my teenage years so I thought it’d be cool to share my excitement with you about this. I’m excited!!!
At the junket for Paul Weitz’s upcoming movie Being Flynn (out March 2), Flynn was asked 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.”