Warner Bros. Options McCaffrey’s Dragonriders

Cover of 1968 edition of Dragonflight.

Cover of 1968 edition of Dragonflight.

Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonrider stories may finally reach the big screen now that Warner Bros. has optioned the film rights for the 22-book series.

As you know, Bob

The first book was published in 1968, and the focus is on an elite group of warriors who take to the skies on the backs of giant, fire-breathing dragons with telepathic powers.

Reportedly behind the deal is Warner production executive Drew Crevello, who came to the studio from Fox two months ago.

It has been three years since the last major announcement about the series’ movie prospects, when a scriptwriter was named for a Copperheart Studios production.

[Thanks to Robert Whitaker Sirignano for the story.]

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4 thoughts on “Warner Bros. Options McCaffrey’s Dragonriders

  1. Figures …. there’s another periodic revival of interest in dragons in the movies, largely thanks to Dreamscapes’ “How to Train Your Dragon.”

  2. Maybe it will lead people to read David Langford’s review of trhe series….

    Taral, dragons have been around a long long time. But as for making good films, the hoped for a long lasting profit bearing franchise…wait and see. The NARNIA films fizzled, and let’s not bring up THE DARK IS RISING…

  3. I don’t dispute that interest in dragons has been around a loooooong time. Far longer than Dragonquest, in fact. But interest comes and goes. It had gone for a time, come back around the time of Dragonheart, went again, and seems back again.

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