Scott Derrickson directing Hyperion

The Day The Earth Stood Still director Scott Derrickson has agreed to direct sci-fi adventure Hyperion, based on Dan Simmons’ novels for Warners.

Simmons’ books – Hyperion and The Fall Of Hyperion – are set in the distant future where a space war threatens the titular planet, home to the 'Time Tombs' - large artefacts that can move through time - guarded by a monster called the Shrike.