Simmons Hyperion Comes To The Screen

Producer Graham King has set up Dan Simmons’ award-winning science fiction book series “Hyperion Cantos” at Warner Bros. Pictures says Reuters.

“Hyperion” deals with a space war, with most of the action taking place on a planet named Hyperion, known not only for its electricity-spewing trees but also for the Time Tombs, large artifacts that can move through time.

The tombs are guarded by a monster called the Shrike, which impales people on metal trees. Trevor Sands (“Inside,” “Resurrection”) is on board to adapt the first two books as one feature.

Sands will take a selective approach to the two novels’ multiple points of view in a way that managed to coherently tells the elaborate story of multiple timelines.