Books That Should Be Films By Now

Dragonriders of Pern (primarily) by Anne McCaffreyDragonquest

So, this one is “supposed” to be in production as we speak and that’s wonderful. But our question is why has it taken nearly forty-five years for the ball to get rolling on a Pern film? This is a classic spec series, for many of us, the very first we read as children. For those unfamiliar:

On the planet of Pern, candidates showing telepathic abilities ‘impress’ dragons right out the egg. The dragon and its rider share both a telepathic and an emotional bond. This bond is until death, if the rider dies the dragon commits suicide, if the dragon dies, dragonriders become hopelessly insane or suffer from severe depression. The wonders do not stop there, dragons use a method of teleportation, allowing them to cover miles in a matter of seconds, they breathe fire and are more telepathic then their riders.

Here’s hoping this series’ time has finally come.

2 thoughts on “Books That Should Be Films By Now

  1. H. Beam Piper’s Paratime on the big screen, please! Anything from “Police Operation” to “Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen.” Or his Terro-Human Future history, “Ullr Uprising” or “Little Fuzzy” (the original, not the reboot). Sam Elliot would make a superb Jack Holloway!

    And while we’re at it, when did The Man of Bronze *ever* get a serious big screen makeover? How about a gritter Shadow?

    David Eddings’ “The Belgariad” and “The Malloreon” series (would make for great television)

    “Vickers (Corp*s*e)” and “The Long Orbit” by Mick Farren

    Steve Perry’s “Matador” Series

    David Weber’s “Honor Harrington” series

    The list goes on and on.

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