Scott Derrickson Directs “Hyperion” Saga

Scott Derrickson (“The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”) is set to direct “Hyperion Cantos” for Warner Bros. and GK Films reports Variety.

Trevor Sands (“Inside”) is penning the script which will blend Dan Simmons two sci-fi novels – “Hyperion” and “The Fall of Hyperion” into one film.

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 is also working on “Six Million Dollar Man” for Dimension Films and “Startide Rising” for Paramount. Derrickson is also attached to direct “Paradise Lost” at Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.