Important News About The Wolf Brother Movie

As you know, we’ve made a commitment to the Clan to try to make sure that you always are the first people to know about important news concerning Michelle and her work. And as many of you know, in addition to being “admin”, I’m also her agent.

So I want you to be the first to know some important news about the projected Wolf Brother movie.

We sold film rights to Wolf Brother pretty soon after the first book in the series was published. There was major interest in the series and in film rights, and we decided to go with a very distinguished producer and director, Sir Ridley Scott.

Here I have to explain a little bit about how the film world works. Although Sir Ridley was the person who wanted to make the movie, the actual deal was done with Twentieth Century Fox. All went well for a time — a great script was written and a good director was appointed. Then, however, the director was offered another job – actually, directing the first Twilight movie. That was good for her, but it set our project back.

After several more years (the film business can be very slow) it began to look as if the film would be made in China. I was less than keen about this, because although I do like Chinese movies, Wolf Brother is not really a Chinese story!

Finally, we have just (yesterday) decide not to proceed with the film for the moment. This was a really tough decision, because it will inevitably disappoint a great many readers. However, both Michelle, I and indeed her publisher believe it’s the right thing to do at this stage.

So… this sets us back to square one. I am still more than keen to see Wolf Brother made into a fantastic movie, and over the weeks and months ahead, I will be talking to lots of producers and directors again. And of course, I’ll keep you posted here.

Keep the faith!



  1. Great Timber Wolf on June 29, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I hate reading but this is my favorite series I’ve read it like five times. I really want to see it made into a movie that’s my dream. I hope it’s not a cartoon though I hope it will be able to be made soon though.

  2. Charlie Wolf on July 6, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Thanks for the info Admin. Ive been waiting a while for the movies to come out

  3. gemurh on July 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    So gutted the movie’s being cancelled, but Id rather wait and see something amazing, rather than something even the author isnt so keen on. I really hope a movie gets arranged and lives up to my high expectations

  4. Vivien on July 9, 2011 at 2:25 am

    I like your choice of not making it in China.But i am sad about it being cancelled but i would rather it be an American movie.I would love to meet the marvelous woman who wrote these hope i get a chance someday!! Anyway THIS MOVIE IS GONNA BE AWESOME!!! i just know it. Would love to be the part of Renn but i dont have Red hair 🙁 I think I could be good at it though!!

  5. thyunder on July 10, 2011 at 5:14 am

    cant wait till the movie

  6. baleisawesome on July 12, 2011 at 12:14 am

    cant wait its gonna be better made somewhere else 🙂

  7. Henorak on July 12, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Best book I have ever read -especially the scenes with wolf .

  8. Max on July 13, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Oh no the film is cancelled…

    I was waiting for it since a long time…

  9. Chester on July 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series has been the best series of books that I have ever read. At first I didn’t read very much but these books have encouraged me to read much more. I would really like the film to be made and not as a cartoon. I don’t mind waiting but it’s really hard when I love these books so much. I also want to see what Torak would like in the movie because Torak is described as a character that looks alot like me.

    Hope the film is made and not cancelled as I love the books so much.

  10. graywolfchild on July 14, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I definitely think it was a good idea to cancel that china movie (very bad idea).
    Maybe you should see about contacting Sir Ridley Scott again, but i definitely think that such a good series needs to have a well thought through movie.
    Can’t wait for it though!

  11. Lyra on July 14, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I for one am fairly ecstatic about it being cancelled. Honestly, I’m 23, I love these books, the best I’ve read in a long while (and I read a lot) and my four kids love these books read to them at bedtime. For it to be turned into a movie just obliterates the imagination. I love the way that the kids picture it in a whole new way to the image I have in my head, that’s part of the beauty of it.

  12. baleisawesome on July 15, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    ya me too

  13. wolfram on July 17, 2011 at 10:17 am

    oh no, but i think it when it is going to be made it should be casted in the Uk because i want to play Renn 😉

  14. UnseenStar on July 22, 2011 at 6:39 am

    My heart ached after finishing Ghost Hunter. The ending was so simple yet powerful. I felt like crying. I wanted more. It is such an amazing and beautiful story with memorable characters. To be honest, I sort of flinched when I heard that a movie was supposed to be made because I was afraid of how it would portray Torak’s world. But if it’s guaranteed to be a good movie that stays true to the nature and plot of the books then why not?

    Quoting Michelle about writing with a deadline looming before you: “I’d rather send in a good book late rather than send in an okay book on time.”

    Same. Let it take years to make the movie. As long as it’s as magical and beautiful and strange and exciting as the books. 🙂

  15. Brenda on July 27, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Bom eu sou do Brasil e adorei a historia e isso só é uma prova de que se o filme for feito sera um escândalo, sera um sucesso, então enfrentem todos os obstáculos pois se esse filme não sair vocês estariam perdendo uma grande oportunidade de ser um dos melhores filmes a ser lançado
    Linda a Historia do Irmão Lobo

  16. tzb on July 28, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I think this is actually good news in one sense; the film has been languishing in development hell for long enough, at least there’s now a chance it will be actively developed and get a release date within the next few years.

    I hope you get an amazing director on board – this incredible story deserves nothing but the best. And please, please learn from the lessons so painfully taught by The Golden Compass… a one-shot Wolf Brother film which in itself doesn’t in any way represent the fantastic novel would not be worth making.

    Anyway, at least we’ll soon have Gods & Warriors to tide us over 😀

  17. Caroline on November 1, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I hope they Will comr up With the auditions soon and i really hope that it Will be a open audition because i dont have a agent. You really should cast it in Sweden. The Woods here are perfect! And i really want to play renn, but i dont have red hair o.o

  18. lilly moua on November 24, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    i love all the books. and im to the point where i dont care what language the movie is made, i just wont a movie of this wonderful series!!! 😀
    but i wish something will make it happen

  19. Morgan on November 28, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Please make this into a movie!!! It is an amazing series that is most definitely better than Twilight and deserves more recognition!

  20. Allison Phillippy on December 4, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    poo. i love these books. it would make a totally awesome movie. i would so wanna be in it (=

  21. HowlingToTheMoon on February 11, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I really wanted to see the movie! =( I´m happy for your choice to not make it in China =) But Ican´t wait! It would be soooooo fun if it came a movie!! In 3D! That would be cool! I love Wolf Brother book!!!! =D

  22. pot head on March 21, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    love the books read them many many times. hope it will work out with the movie. as long as its not animated i think it will be my favorite movie to.

  23. megs on April 15, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I think china would be great to set the scenes in, with all the forests and mountains… Ever since I read the first book I’ve been dying for it to be a film! :/ It’s soo much better than Twilight! 🙁

  24. xSIL3NT E99NOGx on May 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    this is a great sereis!i loved it. I have a good imagination but The movie would be good to see the characters. ANIMATED WOULD BE TERRIBLE THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I want to see the movie.:)

  25. Tallish Tailless on May 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Well, if she chose to make Twilight over Wolf Brother, she doesn’t deserve to make the movie. Ridley Scott would have been awesome though.

  26. Gina Limpus on May 22, 2012 at 10:48 am

    These are probably my favourite books, and I would just hope that the movies get made just as perfectly as the books were written! I would love to know when/where auditions might be held, as I’m a young aspiring actor, and would die for the opportunity to audition for Renn. Does anybody have any ideas?

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