Star Trek writers and producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are set to produce a new fantasy adventure film called Dragonology for Universal Pictures.
The movie is based on a children's book series that tells a non-fiction account of dragons that existed in our world. The books were written by Dr. Ernest Drake, who's a fictional character that discovered the existence of dragons. He devoted his life to researching them. Each book is another volume in his history of the dragons. I've never heard of this book series, but apparently it's really popular.
According to THR the studio’s version "revolves around a team of dragonologists who embark on a quest to avert a plot to use the world’s remaining dragons to wipe out humanity." Each book is another volume in his history of the ancient species.
The studio acquired the series in 2008, and the first script was written by Leonard Hartman. A new screenwriter will be hired to do a rewrite. Sounds like it could end up being a very cool movie for audiences. Have you heard of this book series? And are you looking forward to the movie?
Here's a description of one to the books:
Do you believe in dragons? Now, for the first time, the long-lost research of renowned nineteenth century dragonologist Dr. Ernest Drake is presented in all its eccentric glory, happily bridging the gap between dragon legend and fact. The meticulous Dr. Drake assigns Latin names to various dragon species, ruminates on why dragons are able to speak, speculates on how they could fly, and explains the true purpose of their notorious hoarding habits.
Dr. Drake reveals that one of the crucial goals of dragonologists is to preserve the magnificent creatures of their study wherever possible - a goal this tongue-in-cheek volume most affectionately achieves. An incomparable gift for secret dragonologists everywhere!