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Dragonriders Of Pern Finally Set For The Big Screen

Dragonflight script in development by X-Men movie writer

Copperheart Entertainment, Dark Hero Studios, Angry Films and Entertainment One have settled a deal to bring McCaffrey’s world of dragons who communicate with riders telepathically to cinematic life. David Hayter ( X-Men , X-Men 2 , Watchmen ) is writing the script. Production is expected to begin in early 2012.

“The fans and I have been waiting, not so patiently, for a long time to see Pern and her characters on the big screen,” says Anne McCaffrey. “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.”

“This property has an incredible literary heritage and a rabid fan base,” says Hayter. “I’m really looking forward to delving into the majestic world that Anne has created and transporting it to the screen.”