The televison version of The Elfstones of Shannara has been gathering steam for a while and the cast list is being compiled as I type. First things first, the star of the show Wil Ohmsford played by Austin Butler.
Arguably best known for The Carrie Diaries, Butler definitely has the looks to play the half elf but does he have the acting chops? Only time will tell but the choice of the teen heart-throb is a further indication that the MTV funded production is likely going to be aimed at young adolescence. If this is the case a whole generation will be disappointed, as Elfstones is a surprisingly dark read with elements of horror thrown in.
No confirmed release date has been announced, with some time this year a ballpark figure.
For a full cast details check out: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1051220/