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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:06 PM
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Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders will finally take flight as a movie
The Dragonriders of Pern series of books has been stuck in Development Hell for years. You know what Development Hell is, right? It's more like limbo: a place where some great ideas are stuck and unable to actually get turned into movies. Now the series has FINALLY been freed from that Hell.

According to Deadline, Dragonriders of Pern is going into production in early 2012:

David Hayter has been set to write the script for Dragonlight, the first novel in a series that includes 22 novels generated by Anne McCaffrey. Steve Hoban's Copperheart Entertainment has teamed with Hayter and Benedict Carver's Dark Hero Studios and Angry Films partners Don Murphy and Susan Montford on the project.
Hoban has apparently been trying to bring Dragonriders to the big screen for 14 years. It looks like he's about to succeed.
http://blastr.com/2011/04/dragonriders-of-pern-is-f.php

I am both excited and dreading this. One of my all time favortite series, I really hope they don't screw this up!
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:09 PM
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1. Happy to hear this!
For some reason it never even crossed my mind that the series might be made into movies, but these days with the advances in special effects, it's no longer impossible. I think the very first book remains my favorite, so I look forward to seeing a movie version of it!
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:35 PM
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2. Thanks for the exciting news!
I'm looking forward to seeing it. I've long been a fan of Anne McCaffrey's books.

Somewhat OT, but when I bought my Dragon Ear Whisperer hoop a couple of years ago, I was happy to learn that Anne McCaffrey had bought the very same one at a crafts show where the designer had a booth. I like the thought that Anne McCaffrey and I share the same taste in dragon jewelry. :-)

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