Fans of Anne McCafferey’s Pern series rejoice.
Writer David Hayter has been tapped to adapt the first novel in the series Dragonflight for the silver screen.
Hayter penned the script for the first two X-Men movies as well as working on the script for Watchmen.
The agreement with Hayter and Benedict Carver’s Dark Hero Studios will see the science fiction/fantasy novel adapted into a feature film.
Entertainment One, which has a first-look deal with Dark Hero Studios, is to take key international territories, including Canada. Talks are ongoing to include the U.K., Benelux and Australia.
Dragonflight, the first in the Dragonriders of Pern series, features 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.
Dragonflight will be an international co-production, financed by several international distribution partners. Production is scheduled to begin early 2012. No director is currently attached.
Fans may recall that Ron Moore worked on a television adaptation of Pern between his time on Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica. The project ultimately never came to fruition.