David Hayter will pen adaptation of “Dragonflight”

Jessica Dorrell

by: Jessica Dorrell
April 13th, 2011

Dragonflight

David Hayter, who was previously responsible for the screenplays for WATCHMEN, X-MEN, and X2, will be adapting Dragonflight, the first book in the Dragonriders of Pern series for the big screen. Dragonflight is the first sci-fi fantasy novel of 19 books in the series penned by Anne McCaffrey and, in more recent years, her son Todd McCaffrey. The series began back in 1968 and is still going strong today.

In Dragonflight, the first in the epic Dragonriders of Pern series of novels, an elite group of warriors take to the skies on the backs of giant, fire-breathing, telepathic dragons to save the wondrously exotic planet of Pern from a terrifying airborne menace.

The film will be produced by Steven Hoban of Copperheart Entertainment and Benedict Carver's Dark Hero Studios. Don Murphy and Susan Montford of Angry Films will be executive producing alongside Hayter.

Production will begin in early 2012, and no director has been attached to the film yet.

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  • http://twitter.com/blu3warri0r blu3warri0r

    One of my favorite book series. I’m sure I join a lot of fans in thinking that the movie tech of today will handle the special effects necessary, but also waiting in trepidation as to the treatment of the novel in screen play form. I fear a cloud of ‘we need marketablility’ could possibly overshadow the project in the minds of the studios.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jessicadorrell Jessica Dorrell

    Luckily, it sounds like Hayter is really working on keeping the fans happy and keeping it true to the book. We can cross our fingers!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jessicadorrell Jessica Dorrell

    Luckily, it sounds like Hayter is really working on keeping the fans happy and keeping it true to the book. We can cross our fingers!

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