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.