Terry Brooks' "Sword Of Shannara" Books Being Adapted For TV
created 09/11/2012 - 1:42pm, updated 10/01/2012 - 3:35pm
It was 8th grade exam week.
The year was 1989.
I had finished my exam early enough and had really nothing to do, but sit there and wait. And wait.
However, my friend, Rich Dillon, had a book with a really cool cover — a sword in a stone.
No, it wasn't King Arthur, it featured Elves and Dwarves.
It was Sword Of Shannara by Terry Brooks — and I was hooked!
I breezed through the first book and subsequently read every Shannara book thereafter. Loved Elf Stones of Shannara.
Well, the good news is that Terry Brooks' best selling Shannara novels are being adapted into a television series, with the first season based on Elf Stones, the second book by Brooks.
Variety reports that Sonar Entertainment has acquired the rights to the bestselling fantasy series and is partnering with Farah Films to produce a television series based on the novels.
"Partnering with Sonar Entertainment and Farah Films on adapting the 'Shannara' saga for television is an exciting prospect," said Brooks, as reported by Variety. "Everything about both companies suggests the result will be one that both old and new fans of the books will readily embrace. I am committed to doing everything I can to help make this happen."
The Shannara series is similar - as well as influenced by - J.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings in that a Druid seeks out a young page to go on a mission to save the world with magic artifacts, sword and sorcery at play.
Great series, I hope they do the books justice in the new TV show. Wonder who they will get for Allanon?
Here's the description for Elf Stones of Shannara from Amazon:
Ancient Evil threatens the Elves: The ancient tree created by long-lost Elven magic, is dying. When Wil Ohmsford is summoned to guard the Amberle on a perilous quest to gather a new seed for a new tree, he is faced with the Reaper, the most fearsome of all Demons. And Wil is without power to control them....