Anne McCaffrey's cult fantasy book series, 'The Dragonriders of Pern,' will soon be a movie franchise, according to Movieline.

'X-Men' and 'Watchmen' writer David Hayter will first adapt 'Dragonflight,' the first novel in the series, and move on from there. While no director or cast is attached to the project yet, production is slated to begin in 2012.

This is not the first time that the 'Pern' series has attempted to make the transition from page to screen. The WB network tapped 'Battlestar Galactica's' Ronald D. Moore to helm a television series back in 2001, but production was halted due to creative differences.

Hopefully 'Pern' fans can look forward to some glorious CGI-dragon-love gracing movie theaters over the next few years.

Written by Lucas Kavner, Huffington Post