Colonists on a distant planet fleeing memories of a vicious war and overcrowding settle on an Earth-like planet. A decade later the planet is attacked and the settlers must defend themselves while dealing with dwindling resources and natural disasters. Their answer is to genetically engineer "dragons" to replace their worn and broken flying machines.
Author and screenwriter Sarah Cornwell is set to pen the Dragonriders of Pern adaptation, based on the first book in Anne McCaffrey's 22-novel series.
The first novel, Dragonflight, follows a young girl named Lessa, the only one to survive the assassination of her family, who rules over part of the planet Pern. She disguises herself as a servant in the house of the new ruler, but her surprisingly strong telepathic abilities take her on a journey to restore the longtime tradition of dragon-riding, as she discovers the secret history of her homeland.Read More
Warner Bros. has optioned all 22 novels in late American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series. With The Hobbit trilogy ending this year, this sprawling fantasy series could be a viable franchise replacement.
The novels, which were first published in 1968, center on a group of warriors and their telepathic dragons who try to save their home planet of Pern from a deadly airborne threat, a rain of spores that hails from the orbit of the Red Star. The studio hasn't attached a screenwriter to adapt the material at this time.Read More
David Hayter has been hired to pen the first adaptation in the proposed film series Dragonriders of Pern, which is based on the best selling novels created by Anne McCaffrey.
Copperheart Entertainment is teaming up with Dark Hero Studios and Angry Films to produce Dragonriders of Pern, along with Entertainment One, who got the project off the ground by acquiring distribution in Canada. The story follows a group of warriors who use their fire-breathing, telepathic dragons to battle a terrifying airborne threat to the exotic planet of Pern.Read More