Universal Buys Dragonology Rights


Universal has acquired the film rights to the children’s book series “Dragonology,” setting Leonard Hartman to write and executive produce the adaptation, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The faux non-fiction books by Dugald A. Steer are based on the conceit that dragons actually exist as revealed by the Victorian dragonologist Ernest Drake. An underlying theme is that dragons should be studied and revered in the same way as any rare species.

Hartman’s fantasy adventure take revolves around a group of dragonologists who go on a globetrotting quest to keep a corrupt man from taking control of the world’s dragons and using them to wipe out humanity.