Ah, Dragonflight. Pern. I was a huge, huge, huge fan of the two original Pern trilogies when I was 13 or 14 years old. My original copies (with the same covers as those shown there) are awfully battered and brittle.
These books really captured my imagination – very visually. I hope the movie project makes it to the big screen!
Hopefully ‘Pern’ fans can look forward to some glorious CGI-dragon-love gracing movie theaters over the next few years. [[[[[[_____and also…_____]]]]]
By the time the plot is said and done there is sci-fi, fantasy, heavy doses of politics and romance, and even time travel.
In some ways the early Pern books were to dragons and fantasy what the early Anne Rice Lestat books were to vampires.
This is expensive, epic, effects-heavy stuff that also requires more than a buff placeholder cast to pull off. It’s not quite like trying to adapt Dune, but it might not be too far off, either.
via Novel ‘Dragonriders of Pern’ to Be Turned Into a Movie – The Moviefone Blog and David Hayter Adapting Anne McCafferey’s First ‘Dragonriders of Pern’ Novel (slashfilm.com)