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HYPERION CANTOS - the Movie - Dan Simmons masterpiece sci/fi is slated for 2010 on the big screen!

 
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HYPERION CANTOS - the Movie - Dan Simmons masterpiece sci/fi is slated for 2010 on the big screen!
Some of you guys out there have to know of the Hyperion novels by Dan Simmons. It has been rumored for a number of years that the main character will be played by: Leonardo DiCaprio (as Raul Endymion)

Well, I snooped around (Googled) and much to my surprise they finally are past production and into development of the movie.

On a sad note, they are cramming the first two novels, HYPERION and THE FALL OF HYPERION, into one movie! God dammit! Leave it up to Hollywood to destroy any and all masterpieces of literature!

Anyway, prayer goes out to them being able to pull it off, but I don't see how. The Hyperion Cantos is a complex sci-fi with a number of different characters all with individual stories to tell.

We'll see in 2010!

Here's a link: [link to www.hyperioncantos.com]

Here is the lowdown:

A cinematic presentation of the Hyperion series is an extremely exciting thought, considering the epic nature of the books. Stay tuned to this page for all the latest details about the progress of the film(s)!

Current Status: In Development
Release Date: 2010?

What we know so far...

Director
Scott Derrickson

Writers
Dan Simmons (Book)

Adaptation
Trevor Sands
Dan Simmons

Producers
Grahm King

Production Company
GK Films

Distributors
Warner Bros. Pictures

RUMORS: Everything below here should be considered rumor. Proceed with caution...

Leonardo DiCaprio (as Raul Endymion)


Producer Graham King has set up Dan Simmons' award-winning science fiction book series "Hyperion Cantos" at Warner Bros., with Trevor Sands on board to adapt the first two books as one feature. King is producing via his GK Films banner.

The first book, "Hyperion," won the Hugo Award for best novel in 1990, while the second, "The Fall of Hyperion," was nominated for a Nebula Award for best novel.

"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.

King acquired the rights to the series several years ago, but its structure, inspired by Boccaccio's "Decameron" and Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," and its multiple timelines made the task of adapting it into a feature unwieldy and challenging.

Brought in by GK Films' Grey Rembert and Gail Lyon, Sands won over the execs by taking a selective approach to the two novels' multiple points of view in a way that managed to coherently and unconfusingly tell the story.

--from Dan Simmons' Website
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Re: HYPERION CANTOS - the Movie - Dan Simmons masterpiece sci/fi is slated for 2010 on the big screen!
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I love Dan simmons, but those novels are the only ones of his i couldn't get into. I'm not a big fan of sci-fi, but I'll bet they are good. He's excellent.
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I love Dan simmons, but those novels are the only ones of his i couldn't get into. I'm not a big fan of sci-fi, but I'll bet they are good. He's excellent.
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Those are the only ones I could get into! I thought Ilium and Olympos were crap. His horror novels are OK.

I like the complexity and spirituality and time travel aspects of Hyperion. The first book 'Hyperion' is reminiscent of The Canterbury Tales in the way its presented.
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Damn, I thought GLPers would be more interested in this movie.

Oh well, I'll let this post fade into the sunset...
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hmmm, i am very curious as to see how they are going to pull this off, the Hyperion Cantos being a very complex story. i am very excited to see this in theaters, but i'm afraid it's just not going to be nearly as good as the books themselves. i know people have said the same thing about 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy, and Peter Jackson pulled it off, but Hyperion? i seriously doubt it can match the depth and underlaying ideas displayed in the book.
but that's just me, hoping Hollywood proves me wrong...

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Excellent!
No movie can ever match the books-but its nice to know they try.
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If J.J. Abrams can screw up the Star Trek time line and making Delta Vega a moon of Vulcan don't be surprised with the implementation of Hyperion Cantos.
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It's an adaptation, not a miming. I think it makes sense to make them one movie. You do a really cool web series tie in that does the Canterbury-esque back stories. Those don't need to be in the movie. It works wonderfully on the page, but it's an idea that you can't separate from its literally origins.

People that just want literal adaptions of their massive tomes a) aren't being realistic and b) don't understand that adaptation requires changes to make a story work in a new medium.

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