Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have signed on to produce the upcoming Universal Pictures fantasy project Dragonology, says a story at The Hollywood Reproter.
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.
Kurtzman and Orci as best known for their writing work on the first two Michael Bay Transformers films and for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek and its still untitled 2013 sequel.