Day director Scott Derrickson returns to SF with Hyperion film

Director Scott Derrickson (The Day the Earth Stood Still) is set to helm Hyperion Cantos for Warner Brothers and GK Films, based on Dan Simmons' SF novels, Variety reported.

The film will conflate two Simmons books—Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion—into one film being written 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.

Sands co-wrote and directed the 2002 film Inside. Recently he's worked on Dimension's Six Million Dollar Man and adapted the David Brin SF novel Startide Rising for Paramount.

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