As a film student, I find myself constantly thinking about how EC would adapt into a film... what to keep, what to change, what to get rid of altogether, etc. etc..
I'm well aware of the comic's many narrative problems, which is mainly due to poor planning on my part. One such problem is that at first, the comic seems to take place in a medieval setting. Naturally, people were confused when guns appeared in the second chapter, and even more so in chapter 3, where it's shown that they have electricity. And then it rapidly shifts to a modern setting. This was due to me originally intending it to be set in medieval times before changing my mind. There's tons of little plot holes and continuity errors that might not be apparent at first, but they're there (and will be fixed in due time).
In any case, I've begun to invision how Elementia Chronicles might work as a movie. "What type of setting?" "How to explain the prevalance of swords and such in an advanced world?" "What exactly is it that motivates these characters?" A lot of things need to be taken into consideration.
One big challange is the appearance of the characters. Riser's hair, for example... in the comics, it's kinda spiky and cartoonish. Could it be copied in real life? Certainly. Would it look good? Hell no. So here, he's got a much more plausible hairstyle that still retains some of the same characteristics.
Next is the clothes. Riser's pretty stylish in the comics, but let's face it, seeing him fight while dressed like that is kind of ridiculous (not to mention hiking through the damn wilderness like that). You also gotta wonder where he got those fancy threads from... it's not like Suras paid him much. Riser, while secretly wondering what more there is in life, is very much content with what he has in life and his clothing needs to reflect that. Riser's got a muted color scheme, contrasting him with the colorful world he lives in. His clothes also seem as though they could fit in almost any setting... if you saw a person walking down the street wearing this (minus sword) it would seem pretty natural, yet wouldn't be out of place in a steampunk or gothic setting either.
A few differences are his surname (which I haven't decided on yet) and his occupation. Let's face it, the blacksmith thing didn't make a whole lot of sense... instead, Suras is a bartender. Riser works there and lives in a small, dingy bedroom above the bar. He used to attend school, but dropped out when he turned 16. Also, as apposed to being from a village that somehow managed to be secluded enough for no one to show up in time to stop the massacre, yet was still conveniently within walking distance, the incident in his childhood occured within the city itself and the body count was much lower.
Also, here's the Warrior's Guild.