Friday, August 12, 2011
Actor Bradley Cooper has voiced his interest in bringing the Hyperion Movies to the big screen and is currently working his own adaptation. It's always exciting to hear about interest in making these epic books into films, but it's difficult to imagine the story being squeezed down into one or even two films. The format of the story line might lend itself better to a television series. If someone like HBO or Showtime took the lead on producing a Hyperion TV series it could be a much more fulfilling project able to go deep into the characters and story arcs. But then again seeing anything in the Hyperion universe made into film or TV show is the dream!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Director Scott Derrickson (The Day the Earth Stood Still, Paradise Lost) is set to take on "Hyperion Cantos" for Warner Bros. and GK Films. Derrickson joins a project that will merge two Dan Simmons sci-fi novels -- "Hyperion" and "The Fall of Hyperion" -- and bring them into one film being scripted by Trevor Sands.