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.

There are currently twenty-two novels in the Dragonriders of Pern series, which was first published in 1968. David Hayter's previous script writing credits include X-Men and Watchmen.