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Syfy to adapt Dan Simmons' Hyperion; Bradley Cooper & others producing

06.11.2015

Hyperion Dan Simmons

Dan Simmons' Hugo Award-winning novel Hyperion is getting the small screen treatment as a Syfy Channel event series. Boardwalk Empire and Men of a Certain Age scribe Itamar Moses will write the adaptation, and will also serve as a co-executive producer on the project alongside GK Films' Graham King (THE DEPARTED, ARGO), and Bradley Cooper and his THE HANGOVER director Todd Phillips through their 22nd and Green banner.

Cooper is apparently a big fan of the Hyperion Cantos series (the fourth and final book, The Rise of Endymion, was published in 1997), and said, “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."

Book description from Amazon:

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all. On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope--and a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.

Bradley Cooper can be seen next in the John Wells-directed, Steven Knight-penned dramedy ADAM JONES on October 2, 2015, and Todd Phillips' ARMS AND THE DUDES starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill will be in theaters on March 11, 2016.

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Source: THR

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5:34AM on 06/14/2015
You had me at SYFY. I instantly turned away and walked right back out the door. Any serious discussion of science fiction cannot contain that acronym, they lost all their Sci-Fi cred years ago.
You had me at SYFY. I instantly turned away and walked right back out the door. Any serious discussion of science fiction cannot contain that acronym, they lost all their Sci-Fi cred years ago.
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3:30PM on 06/11/2015

Great series with great characters

I've read the whole series and it's a real trip. One thing I like about Dan Simmons is that, unlike a lot of sci-fi writers, he doesn't feel the need to over-explain everything - he trusts his audience's intelligence.
I've read the whole series and it's a real trip. One thing I like about Dan Simmons is that, unlike a lot of sci-fi writers, he doesn't feel the need to over-explain everything - he trusts his audience's intelligence.
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12:07PM on 06/11/2015
Fantastic first novel - I admit that I lost track a ways into the second and never got to the Endymion ones. I suppose they'll cut back and forth between the stories, as opposed to one-by-one? Also, there's some pretty brutal stuff in that book that will have to be very different in a miniseries .
Fantastic first novel - I admit that I lost track a ways into the second and never got to the Endymion ones. I suppose they'll cut back and forth between the stories, as opposed to one-by-one? Also, there's some pretty brutal stuff in that book that will have to be very different in a miniseries .
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