Trevor Sands adapting Dan Simmons' novels

“The Day the Earth Stood Still” helmer Scott Derrickson is set to direct “Hyperion Cantos” for Warner Bros. and GK Films.

Derrickson boards a project that will take two Dan Simmons sci-fi novels — “Hyperion” and “The Fall of Hyperion” — and meld them into one film being scripted by Trevor Sands.

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 co-wrote and directed the 2002 film “Inside.” Recently he’s worked on Dimension’s “Six Million Dollar Man” and adapted the David Brin sci-fi novel “Startide Rising” for Paramount.

Derrickson is also attached to direct “Paradise Lost” at Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. Derrickson also co-scripted “Devil’s Knot” for Dimension Films with Paul Boardman, his writing partner on “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.”

King just wrapped “Edge of Darkness” with Mel Gibson.

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