I don't know how it possibly took so long for this deal to happen, but it finally has: Anne McCaffrey's popular fantasy series Pern is at long last coming to the big screen. Canadian production company Copperheart Entertainment has optioned all -- yes, ALL -- of McCaffrey's nineteen Pern novels. No word yet on how many they want to bring to the screen, but they could really milk this sucker for a lot of films if they make them right and get some good box office turnout. With the size of the series there are almost literally endless possibilities.

You know, I've never been a particularly rabid fan of Pern. I enjoy the books when I read them, but I don't go out of my way to find them and if pressed couldn't really recall the details of most of what I've read. That said, I think the series has the potential to turn into a fantastic movie franchise. I mean let's be honest here, who among us doesn't want to see a film filled with dragons swooping around the big screen? I sure know I do. I've been wanting a good dragon flick for years and have yet to be fully satisfied. I think Pern could nicely fill this need.