Scott Derrickson to Direct Hyperion Cantos


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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