Syfy is set to team with producers Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper”), Graham King (“Argo”) and Todd Phillips (“The Hangover”) for an event TV series adaptation of Dan Simmons’ Hugo Award-winning novel “Hyperion” for Universal Cable Productions, GK Films and 22nd and Green.
The story is set on the eve of Armageddon with the entire galaxy at war. Seven pilgrims set forth on a voyage to seek the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each has a terrible secret, and one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.
Cooper, King and Phillips will executive produce while Itamar Moses (“Boardwalk Empire”) will write the screenplay. In a statement, Cooper says: “It is an absolute honor to enter into the world created by Dan Simmons that is arguably one of the greatest works of science fiction, and help realize it for television audiences.”