Dan S. comments to Johnkenerson71:
Besides saying "Welcome to the Forums", I have to say that I really like parts of your cast list for HYPERION: THE MOVIE.
As for anything happening on that front . . . no. Graham King Films (GK Films now) bought all the rights of all four Hyperion books (and a novella) some years ago and now share them with Warner Bros. All the Bradley Cooper stuff was nonsense. When Charlie Rose (back before he was . . . ah . . . exposed) asked Cooper which movie he'd really like to make, the actor waxed rhapsodic about this book he and his buddy in college loved . . . HYPERION.
As I heard the story (from my various moles in the L.A. machinery), Cooper said he wanted to write a treatment for HYPERION and GK films gave him a shot at it. Turned out that the actor couldn't break the novel down into a workable. He also couldn't write. (Note: better men than he have tried -- Disney Studios threw writers at deconstructing the HYPERION novel for film for 5 years long ago. Couldn't do it.) So Cooper then announced that he'd just write the entire SCREENPLAY. Naturally, if he couldn't figure out a treatment, he couldn't do a screenplay. (None of this took much of the invaluable actor's time, by the by.)
I'm told, by unreliable white horse souses, that Cooper then announced to the Hollywood press that he'd produce an Hyperion series on the SyFy Channel. The report is that this network said fine and dandy, if Bradley Cooper would appear in it from time to time. Now the reports get foggy, although oddly similar, in "quoting" Bradley Cooper as saying to the SyFy entity -- "Are you fucking kidding??? This is just . . . gag . . . TV!!!"
So . . . nada, zilch, nichts, niemals.
But thank you, Bradley . . . for setting the entire HYPERION: THE MOVIE project back a year and more. [Note: at no time during this actor-plays-with-his-toys joke did Cooper ever contact the author of the novel he said meant so much to him and his roommate through college and beyond. Of course not!! I've been around the L.A. industry just long enough to know -- deep in my marrow -- that going to the novelist for a film is a ludicrous and preposterous idea.]
No bitterness here, gang, just more wry bemusement. Of course, since the septic tank motor broke down, I have a basement filled with wry bemusement.
Edited by Dan Simmons (12/22/17 07:23 PM)