Mike Bruno
January 30, 2009 AT 04:18 PM EST

The Day the Earth Stood Still director Scott Derrickson will helm Hyperion Cantos for Warner Bros. and GK Films, Variety reports. The movie will be based on two Dan Simmons’ novels: Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion. Writer Trevor Sands (Inside) will meld the two sci-fi novels into one movie. The story, set in the distant future, is about a war threateningthe planet Hyperion, known for the Time Tombs — large artifacts that can movethrough time and are guarded by a gruesome monster called the Shrike.

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