Current Status: In Development (hell?)
Release Date: 2012?
What we know so far...
Actor Bradley Cooper is working on an adaptation that fits the first three books into one film.
Director: Scott Derrickson
Writers: Dan Simmons (Book)
Adaptation: Trevor Sands, Dan Simmons
Producers: Grahm King
Production Company: GK Films
Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures
Leonardo DiCaprio (as Raul Endymion)
Producer Graham King has set up Dan Simmons' award-winning science fiction book series "Hyperion Cantos" at Warner Bros., with Trevor Sands on board to adapt the first two books as one feature. King is producing via his GK Films banner.
The first book, "Hyperion," won the Hugo Award for best novel in 1990, while the second, "The Fall of Hyperion," was nominated for a Nebula Award for best novel.
"Hyperion" deals with a space war, with most of the action taking place on a planet named Hyperion, known not only for its electricity-spewing trees but also for the Time Tombs, large artifacts that can move through time. The tombs are guarded by a monster called the Shrike, which impales people on metal trees.
King acquired the rights to the series several years ago, but its structure, inspired by Boccaccio's "Decameron" and Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," and its multiple timelines made the task of adapting it into a feature unwieldy and challenging.
Brought in by GK Films' Grey Rembert and Gail Lyon, Sands won over the execs by taking a selective approach to the two novels' multiple points of view in a way that managed to coherently and unconfusingly tell the story.
--from Dan Simmons' Website