A Dragonkeeper movie!

The question I am asked most (after “can you write another Dragonkeeper book!”) is “Why don’t you make a Dragonkeeper movie?”. I always used to say, I’m not a movie producer. It’s a very complicated job making a movie. But fortunately, an actual movie producer contacted me and he (and a million other people) are making a Dragonkeeper movie right now!

Bill Nighy, Bill Baxter, Naomi Yang

It’s an animation, and from the few pictures I’ve seen, it’s going to be lovely. Also late last year, it was announced that British actor Bill Nighy and comedian Bill Bailey, along with Chinese actress Naomi Yang are going to be the voices of Danzi, Wang Cao and Ping! That is really exciting and I think they are perfect choices.


I’ve been told that the movie will be out in the middle of next year. I can’t wait to see it!

19 responses to “A Dragonkeeper movie!

  1. Hooray!! I have read all of your Dragonkeeper books and cannot wait to see the movie. Your books are not only ones we cannot put down but my granddaughter who is in college now still think about the nights we spent reading your books together. As a grandmother, it was the most wonderful time. Thank you.

  2. This is very exciting news! I grew up reading the Dragon Keeper trilogy in middle school and now I’m in college and just now learning there’s a second trilogy and a prequel and, soon, a movie! I’m super happy for you, Mrs. Wilkinson, and eagerly looking forward to the film! <3

  3. Me too! It’s very exciting. I suspect the pandemic has stopped production of the movie, but hopefully it will be up and running again soon.

  4. I first found the dragon keeper books by accident years ago when I first started highschool. As a lonely, shy, Aussie kid who spent her time predominantly in libraries, the books were such a glorious find. Six months later I’d binged every one I could find, and bought all of them to occupy my bookshelf. Now, I’m far older, and they are still there to this day. At this news, I’ve already picked up book one all over again <3 I’m so vehemently excited for this film, but thank you so much for all the memories thus far, regardless of a film production. You’re work has been and shall remain a treasure in my heart.

  5. Your books are amazing! I’ve read all of them and when I heard there was a movie coming out I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED! I can’t wait for the movie, hopefully it will be released soon. Keep up the good work!

  6. Thank you.I suspect the production of the movie has ground to a halt because of the pandemic. Hopefully it will start up again soon.

  7. I have read and re-read the entire series!! This is exciting!! I am such a huge fan!! Would love an autographed copy of the series

  8. Hi Millie,
    Great to hear that you have enjoyed the Dragonkeeper books. I don’t see how I could sign your books for you, I’m afraid. If you lived in Melbourne and there was no virus or lockdown it might be possible. But not in these times. Postage for sending the books to me and then back to you would be expensive.


  9. i have literally just read your entire books series and by far its was amazing i hope to see the movie next year 😀

  10. My primary school teacher Mr Graham read Dragonkeeper to us when i was in year 5 or 6 and for book week my Mum made me a satin robe out of fabric from left overs from my Auntys wedding dress, she also put a brown strip of satin around the edge and to my delight I won the $20 book voucher and 18 years later I still have the robe and the all the books. I have read the books multiple times and also love the book Scatterheart by your daughter Lili which i have also read multiple times. I still remember going to the library to borrow Dragon Moon and seeing Scatterheart also under Wilkinson. I am captivated by the way both you and your daughter write. I have double vision so reading isn’t a great joy of mine but I push myself to read these. I have recently gotten into audiobooks and am currently listening to Harry Potter and I have just realised these are in audiobooks aswell. Thank you and your daughter for bringing so much joy into my life with these books. They are wonderful and I cannot wait to take my nephews to this movie. ❤

  11. That’s a lovely story, Tennille. Thanks for sharing it. I will tell Lili you enjoyed Scatterheart.
    Did you know there are now 6 Dragonkeeper books? The second trilogy is set 400 years later.

  12. I didn’t think this book was going to be so good!! I had to read it for school and I absolutely love it! Thank you so much Mrs Wilkinson for making this book that awesome!

  13. As I’ve mentioned before on a few other social media platforms I follow you on, the Dragonkeeper series is one of the nearest and dearest things to my heart – I stumbled across the first book when my fifth grade teacher read a few chapters to the class when I was only ten years old, and I begged my mum to buy me the three books that were available at that time (copies that I still have, that are so well-loved they’re almost falling apart) and now, at age 23, I still laugh and cry and feel all the things I felt when I read those books growing up. I read the series at least three times a year, and I never ever tire of it. I was ecstatic to find out about the prequel and the second trilogy (I just purchased the entire series in the beautiful, colourful softcovers that I absolutely adore) and now I’m absolutely longing for this movie! All I’ve ever wanted was to see this incredible work of fiction made into something that can be visually taken in, and I’m beyond elated that it’s actually happening. I’ve been an avid reader from a very young age and I can honestly say that I have never loved a book series quite as much as this one. Thank you so much, Carole, for bringing this incredible work of fiction to life!

  14. Jordyn,
    That’s wonderful. You could well be my most dedicated reader!
    I haven’t had any news about the movie for a while. But I’m hoping it is back in production.


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