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Old Jul 30 2014, 12:13 PM   #1
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I've seen it mentioned somewhere else, here's confirmation from a news source:
http://io9.com/a-dragonriders-of-per...pen-1613040964

All of her books! Interesting.
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Old Jul 30 2014, 05:47 PM   #2
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They kind of have to take them all, don't they? For a long franchise, they can't take the risk of making one profitable movie and losing the sequels to another company.
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One Franchise to rule them all?
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That was bad.
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Elizabeth Ann Scarborough posted on her facebook that she called Todd to congratulate him. Todd said it is just one of those Hollywood stories, nobody has been in contact with Anne's family officially...

Got my friends mixed up It was Annie who posted this (not Jpdy):
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Sent Todd McCaffrey a congrats note yesterday about the reported movie deal for Annie's Pern books and he said that much as he wishes it were true, so far it is just "another Hollywood rumor." Sigh.
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Do they actually own it, though? If Copperheart bought it and still owns it, WB could have bought it straight from them and depending on what the sale to Copperheart entailed, Anne's heirs might have nothing to do with it.
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Don't think so because in this last deal (after they boght the rights back) Anne said this was a deal in which they had 'lots of control'.

You never know, but Todd's answer doesn't give me confidence. And to be totally honest, IMHO WB would look to something more recent, with a larger current fanbase. Hope I am wrong but that's how I feel.
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Or they could try to do what they see as a 'Poor Mans LoTR' with Pern

Which would be worrying.


I think they're looking round for a new Franchise to hook in to since they're basically about to have B5 ripped out from them.
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I'm just surprised that the story got picked up on so many sites, then. I don't remember there being such a buzz the last time it came up.
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That's Hollywood Rumors and the internet for ya, Brenda! This is certainly not the first time!
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I'd rather see Dreamworks make it rather than WB
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