Legendary Pictures has picked up Martin Helgeland‘s spec script for Slayer. Per THR, “Slayer is described as a modern-day story about a young doctor whose estranged father dies and he finds out the old man was a dragon and creature slayer. The doctor must become a slayer too.” What a terrible profession switch. Med school is extensive and ridiculously expensive, and when you finally get to be a doctor, you learn that you now have to slay dragons. There’s no residency for that profession.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a live-action dragon story. They’re part of Game of Thrones, but when it comes to feature films, I believe the last major one was Reign of Fire. I’m always up for some good, old-fashioned dragon hunting since I love the blend of a gigantic, ancient creature battling against puny humans. Of course, all dragons cower in fear when faced with a medical degree. [Artist credit: Mauricio Herrara]