It’s not new that Bradley Cooper is involved with scripting Hyperion for the cinema. We have already reported several times about the developments, the latest being that now talks of a movie and a sequel are in the open. The latest is confirmation of two(!) features films, but as we all know, the story is far too complex to be seriously adapted in good form. Yet, two movies is better than one. Bradley Cooper said: We are just finishing the deal to write that so that’s going ahead. If you haven’t read the books then they’re fantastic. Oh my God! Ideally we’d like to do them all but we’re actually combining them because it’s kind of a mammoth undertaking, these four books, to consolidate and turn them into script form. The first one, we’re going to write two scripts, so the first is kind of a combination of Hyperion and the Fall of Hyperion and Endymion, which is three out of the four, and then we’ll see where that takes us in terms of the second one. It is also unlikely that Cooper will be directing the Hyperion Movie, as he stated himself. Read more at: Indipendent.co.uk and at heyuguys.co.uk and comment on the Forum Share...
The Hyperion Movie
Sci-fi buffs can sit up and take notice: the Hyperion movie is knocking at your threshold. To be produced by Graham King and released in 2013 [1013 before @arrroberts’ sharp observation], this film is an adaptation of a series of science fiction novels written by the famous Dan Simmons. The first of the four books of the Hyperion Cantos, titled “Hyperion”, wrapped up the Hugo and Locus awards in 1990. The second in the line titled, “The Fall of Hyperion”, was able to impress the critics who thought it apt to award it with the Locus and British Science Fiction Association awards in 1991. A few years later, the writer produced the third novel in the series called, “The Rise of Endymion”, which also won the Locus award in 1998. Besides these awards, all the four books in the series have won accolades from many science fiction associations. Yes, the bookstore is open...Read More
Expect the Unexpected
The Shrike takes great pleasure in lying in wait for the unfortunate creatures that arrive in the Valley of the Time Tombs, only to be impaled on the thorns of a metal tree of pain. The seven pilgrims seek to set up a rendezvous with the Shrike to find the answers to their own personal riddle of life.Read More
The Hyperion movie is to be directed by Scott Derrickson and distributed by Warner Bros. It is based on the first two books written by Dan Simmons, and Trevor Sands has taken on the task of writing a screenplay, which will try to portray the essence of the two books within two hours of the movie.Read More
You’ve read it before right here – Bradley Cooper, a declared Simmons fan has sent GK Films a spec script he wrote with a friend. Want a copy? so do we! *update* Here’s a video clip: via io9 But it definitely looks like things are rolling forwards now at a greater pace. The way things look now, with only a spec script written for Hyperion, a 2013 release is likely, assuming a 3 hour max epic. As we all know, each episode in Hyperion can be made to a feature film easily, so assuming that no single movie will be able to get the job done, the expectations will always be greater than the end result. Most opinions are pessimistic on the ability of the production top deliver, and even Dan Simmons himself sounded undecided when he spoke of it in this video. Keep getting updates here, or through our Twitter or Facebook page. Comments? go to the Hyperion Movie Forum....