Actor Bradley Cooper recently appeared on The Charlie Rose Show to promote his comedy sequel The Hangover Part II, where he revealed his screenwriting ambitions. Cooper indicated on the show that he wrote a spec screenplay for Hyperion, which is based on the Dan Simmons novel series. Here's what he had to say, after he revealed that he also wants to direct, eventually.
Bradley Cooper may be writing the Hyperion adaptation
"There is this series of science-fiction novels called Hyperion by Dan Simmons, and this is an example of trying to get things started. My friend and I went to (producer) Graham King, who owns the rights to Hyperion, and we wrote a treatment on spec, saying, 'Look, I know this is a very audacious endeavor, but can you just read this spec we wrote? We think we have a way in to tell the story.' Now we're negotiating to write the script for it. Who knows what's going to happen."
We last reported on this project back in January 2009, when Scott Derrickson was attached to direct from a screenplay by Trevor Sands. It isn't known if Scott Derrickson or Trevor Sands are still attached to the project. The story revolves around a space war, centered on the planet Hyperion.
to watch the full video interview with Bradley Cooper from The Charlie Rose Show. The segment about Hyperion comes in at around the 18:45 mark.