Scott Derrickson to Direct Hyperion Cantos

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The Day the Earth Stood Still helmer Scott Derrickson is set to direct Hyperion Cantos for Warner Bros. and GK Films, says Variety.

Derrickson boards a project that will take two Dan Simmons sci-fi novels — “Hyperion” and “The Fall of Hyperion” — and meld them into one film being scripted by Trevor Sands.

The story is set in the distant future, as a space war threatens Hyperion, a planet known for the Time Tombs — large artifacts that can move through time and are guarded by a gruesome monster called the Shrike.

Derrickson is also attached to direct Paradise Lost at Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. Derrickson also co-scripted Devil’s Knot for Dimension Films with Paul Boardman, his writing partner on The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

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