Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern is headed to the big screen
In the never-ending search for the next hot franchise, Warner Bros. has taken it upon itself to grab hold of yet another literary series to adapt into what they hope is a long series of films. The house of HARRY POTTER AND THE HOBBIT will now tackle the Dragonriders of Pern by author Anne McCaffrey. I’ve never heard of the series but I imagine it’s ripe for the picking if they’re looking for some longevity; it’s one of the biggest selling sci-fi series with 22 volumes.
"Dragonflight," the first in the series of novels published in 1968, follows an elite group of warriors who 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.
You know how it goes: the books lead to a movie or franchise, which leads to the books being re-released with new covers stained with the "now a major motion picture" tag, all accompanied by toys and videogames. THE HOBBIT series will end later this year, so don’t be surprised to hear more about this project as we get closer to saying goodbye to Lake-town (watch the new trailer).
Have you read the series? How will it adapt to the screen?