Oh, this is waaayyyy cool!
David Hayter, of X-Men fame, has agreed to come aboard as the screen writer for Dragonflight.
Also, Don Murphy, who has worked both on Splice and Transformers (as well as lots of other stuff) has joined the team as an executive producer.
This is a major milestone in the production of a full-length Pern film.
You can read the Press Release (and more) here.