Pern Movie News

If you were at Dragon*con, you already know all this (and more). But for those who weren’t able to make it, we can share the following bit of cool news:

“David Hayter is taking a good long look at the first three books because, after all, we’re all hoping to see more than just *one* Pern movie. So rather than just diving in, he’s spending time getting acquainted with the larger story offered by the big three adult books (Dragonflight, Dragonquest, The White Dragon).”


  1. Amie

    I must say, I am very excited to see these books finally become movies! I have read all of them multiple times, and can’t wait for the next book to come out next year. Is there maybe a tentative time frame that these movies will start hitting the screen? Another question, sort of a little silly, but also would you happen to know when any kind of casting for these movies would be done? Just curious….

  2. Todd


    It’s Hollywood, one must move slowly and tread carefully. As soon as we can say more, we’ll be crowing it from the rooftops, rest assured!

  3. Sara

    I am so excited. My mom introduced me to this series when I was 14 and I have wanted to be Lessa in the movies ever since. Better get those head shots done now that hollywood has come to their senses. I hope they do it right.

  4. Corpsegoddess

    This is wonderful news! I started reading the Pern books in 1982, and I’ve been a fan ever since. Now, if I can be so bold…please consider Jensen Ackles as F’lar. He would be wonderful. =D

  5. With Todd’s cautionary note regarding Hollywood, perhaps it would be good to limit said entity’s influence as much as possible, if at all possible. It is, of course a moot point to say that the audience exists for these books to make Pern Movies as well received as either the Tolkein or Rowling works…as long as Hollywood is as restricted as it was in those films. Has no one considered approaching the producers of the Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings films? A stupid question, perhaps, but nothing has been mentioned on that subject.

  6. Jeffrey R. Peasley

    If i di the pern movies three i would make..”Pern (combines first two books)…”White Dragon” ( to round out series) and straight to vidioe..( morietias ride)as to cast and crew i would like to see Lucas and Spielburg to head up the team..( and as to recent activity both are now in the hands of disney) as to cas Ann Hathaway as Lessa and the guy from John Carter as male lead…. the hard part would be the voices(yes i know it is telepathy but still need the voice work for it) i would cjoose jodieFoster and i would like to see Drew Barrymore as morieta

  7. klimo

    We all have various views on what we’d like to see in a Pern movie. At the end of the day, the voices most to be heard will be those of the producer and the director which is as it should be because they’ll have done the most work in getting the movie to the screen.

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