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Old May 25 2006, 11:25 PM   #1
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It's been officially announced, finally! As lucky host Anneli learned when she went to Anne's 80th birthday party, there is a new movie deal between Anne and Copperheart Entertainment to produce a Pern movie. It seems the whole series has been optioned (which I think would be typical), so we may get multiple movies if the first one does well.

Of course we're not gonna hold our breath given how many times Pern has come close to the large and small screen before, but this is a very promising development. And now you know why that Pern concept art was probably produced...

Here's the SciFi Wire article
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I can't believe it took nearly two months for the news to get around I've been sitting on my fingers just waiting for it to be announced officially so we can start nattering about it all over the internet
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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/film/brief_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002575496

The link "Copperheart options Dragon Riders of Pern" Copperheart have on their own site (www.copperheart.ca) points to this article:

May 25, 2006

'Pern' booked for big-screen flight

Anne McCaffrey's best-selling and long-running sci-fi/fantasy series "The Dragonriders of Pern" is getting the big-screen treatment via Canadian production company Copperheart Entertainment. Copperheart, which was behind the 2005 Oscar-winning animated short "Ryan," has optioned the 19-book series, which began with the "Dragonflight" in 1968. The books are best known for having humans ride dragons with which they telepathically bond. With "Dragonflight," McCaffrey became the first woman ever to win a Hugo for fiction, and she is one of the 2006 inductees into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. (Borys Kit)

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May 25, 2006

'Pern' booked for big-screen flight


By Borys Kit

Anne McCaffrey's best-selling and long-running sci-fi/fantasy series "The Dragonriders of Pern" is getting the big-screen treatment via Canadian production company Copperheart Entertainment.

Copperheart, which was behind the 2005 Oscar-winning animated short "Ryan," has optioned the 19-book series, which began with the "Dragonflight" in 1968. The books are best known for having humans ride dragons with which they telepathically bond. With "Dragonflight," McCaffrey became the first woman ever to win a Hugo for fiction, and she is one of the 2006 inductees into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

"I decided that 'Pern' had to be done right, and I wouldn't let it go to someone unless I was certain that they were committed to excellence," McCaffrey said.

Copperheart, run by Steve Hoban, also has produced the Imax 3-D movie "Cyberworld" as well as the popular "Ginger Snaps" horror series. Hoban is in postproduction on the remake of the 1970s horror cult classic "Black Christmas."

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