Warner Bros. Options Anne McCaffrey's 'Dragon Riders of Pern'
This may not have seemed possible a few years ago, but in this post Game of Thrones world, large-scale fantasy has studios seeing dollar signs.
Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has optioned the rights to Anne McCaffrey's Dragon Riders of Pern series, which spans a whopping twenty-two books. That's right. Twenty-two. Who's the Mother of Dragons now, Khaleesi?
The deal was brokered by WB Exec Drew Crevello, who previously worked on the X-Men franchise as a VP at Fox.
Here's a summary, courtesy of /Film:
The first books tell of a world that has fallen into an unusual conflict, in which an essentially feudal society supports a dwindling but still powerful class of warriors. The warriors’ power comes from the fact that they ride giant fire-breathing dragons, with which each rider has direct telepathic communication. Stories say the dragons once protected the planet from a periodic rain of all-consuming spores, but those rains haven’t taken place for decades. The dragons say most people, are no longer needed, their appetites unwelcome.
And then the spores return.
Sounds like Reign of Fire meets Avatar. Here's hoping it's better than both.
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