David Hayter Penning an Adaptation of Sci-Fi/Fantasy 'Dragonflight'
by Alex Billington
April 13, 2011
There can never be enough dragons in movies. It was announced by Copperheart Ent. that writer David Hayter (voice of Solid Snake, but also writer on X-Men, X2 and Watchmen) will be penning the adaptation of Dragonflight, the first novel in an epic sci-fi/fantasy series called the Dragonriders of Pern. Hayter will also produce with Dark Hero Studios, Don Murphy and Susan Montford's Angry Films and Entertainment One. In the books, an elite set 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. Sounds awesome!
Seriously, why aren't there more epic dragon movies like this? What ever happened to Peter Jackson's Temeraire? (Oh… right.) This just sounds like it could be awesome. The first book in the Dragonriders of Pern series appeared in 1968 and new editions continue to be published. "This property has an incredible literary heritage and a rabid fan base," said Hayter. "I'm really looking forward to delving into the majestic world that Anne has created and transporting it to the screen." Author Anne McCaffrey adds: "I couldn't be more thrilled that a writer with David's tremendous creativity and track record of translating beloved source material into fantastic movies has decided to make this his next epic adventure." That sounds great to me!
Hayter is a great writer plus he's Solid Snake! An epic Dragon movie is just what the doctor ordered.
Anonymous on Apr 13, 2011
I have been a Pern fan since my early days of reading, Dragonflight has been used in middle-school level reading classes for a long time. This has such potential. I hope the casting is good. I can't wait!
Discordiant on Apr 13, 2011
For those of us die-hard fans who have been playing MU* text-based role-playing games based on the Dragonriders of Pern books since forever ago, this is the kind of news we're afraid to be hopeful about. If it happens, that will be awesome, but I'm not going to start getting excited until they start production. If anyone is interested in that game I'm talking about, check out our Anne-approved website: http://fort.wikidot.com/ New players are always welcome!
M'lo on Apr 13, 2011
It's about goddamn time... In the right hands, this could be awesome.
Rogue627 on Apr 14, 2011
I'm glad Dragonriders has never been attempted before because only now, in today's movie industry, can it be given the treatment it deserves. This is good news indeed.
Mdeedon on Apr 14, 2011
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