After optioning the book series earlier this year, Warner Bros. Pictures has hired author and screenwriter Sarah Cornwell to pen the film adaptation of “Dragonflight,” the first instalment of Anne McCaffrey’s popular twenty-two volume fantasy novel series “Dragonriders of Pern”.
Set on the planet Pern, the story follows a young daughter within a ruling family who is the only one to escape death at the hands of a cruel usurper named Fax. To survive, she disguises herself as a lowly servant in the house of the new ruler.
Soon her telepathic abilities prove to be far stronger than she believed, and she sets out on a journey that will restore the ancient tradition of dragon-riding and uncover the secret history of the planet.
The first novel was published in 1968, McCaffrey went on to become the first woman to win both the Hugo and Nebula awards.
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