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Proof that the Elfstones of Shannara is really becoming a TV show

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With San Diego Comic-Con set to kick off this week, MTV dropped its first image of upcoming TV adaptation of The Elfstones of Shannara just ahead of the show's first day.

Terry Brook's fantasy series is being produced by Jon Favreau, written by the folks behind Smallville and stars an array of pretty people.

MTV committed to the The Chronicles of Shannara, which is based on Terry Brooks' second book in the Shannara trilogy, back in 2013.

The Sword of Shannara, the first in the series, was published in 1977. The fantasy story takes place 2000 years after a nuclear holocaust. The holocaust led to the mutation of humanity into beings named after myths: trolls, gnomes and dwarves. The "great war" also led to the loss of technology, rediscovery of magic and reemergence of elves.

While the series has a massive following of fans, some critics have said the books are too similar to JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, even accusing Brooks of lifting the characters and plots for his own tales.