The Day The Earth Stood Still director Scott Derrickson has agreed to direct sci-fi adventure Hyperion, based on Dan Simmons’ novels for Warners.
Simmons’ books – Hyperion and The Fall Of Hyperion – are set in the distant future where a space war threatens the titular planet, home to the 'Time Tombs' - large artefacts that can move through time - guarded by a monster called the Shrike.
Trevor Sands is penning the script, which will compact both novels into one.
It remains to be seen which of Derrickson’s bubbling development projects – including Paradise Lost, also at Warners – will make it out of the cauldron first.
Have you read Hyperion? Are you worried that the man who - arguably - fumbled the Earth Stood Still remake is taking it on?