Saturday, May 27, 2006

Reptilian Agenda for the "Dragonriders of Pern"

Author Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern will be adapted for the big screen by the Canadian film production company Copperheart Entertainment.

Copperheart acquired the rights to all 19 books in the Dragonriders fantasy series, confirming that the first film out of the gate will be based on the 1968 'beast-seller' Dragonflight.

Premise of the stories are set in a universe where humans ride and communicate telepathically with giant fire-breathing lizards, genetically modified to destroy spaceborn invaders.

Extremely loyal, the dragons are known to grieve and commit suicide when their riders die