EXCLUSIVE: Eight-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is launching a new production banner, Deadline has learned. Meanwhile, the new label’s Cooper and Weston Middleton are set to produce. Hyperion based on the four-volume series of novels by Dan Simmons, a project Cooper has long been in the works.
Hyperion Now moving from Syfy on TV to Warner Bros. movies. with Oscar winner Graham King still committed to producing under his GK films.
Previously designed as a limited series for Syfy, Hyperion will now be adapted as a feature film by Tom Spezialy, HBO’s Emmy-winning EP limited series Watchmen. A search for a director is in progress. The change in adapting IP as a movie instead of a limited series is to provide IP with more breadth and reach than the expansive story demands.
Posted by Bantam Spectra on Hyperion Chants the series includes Hyperion (1989), The fall of Hyperion (1990), Endymion (1996) and The Rise of Endymion (1997). The books are set 700 years after the death of Old Earth, where the entire galaxy is at war. Seven aliens have embarked on a journey to unravel the mysteries of the Time Tombs of planet Hyperion, each convinced that they alone hold the key to saving humanity.
Executive Producer Hayley King will oversee the project on behalf of GK Films.
Cooper had a six-year deal with Todd Phillips and Warner Bros that concluded in 2019 with commercial and critically acclaimed films. There was A star is born – nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Cooper for Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor, which grossed $ 436 million worldwide. There was also Joker, which went on to become the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, with $ 1.07 billion and 11 Oscar nominations, including Cooper for Best Picture and two Oscars for Joaquin Phoenix (Best Actor) and Hildur GuÃ°nadÃ³ttir (Best original music).
Cooper was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture 2015 and Best Actor for Clint Eastwood’s Highest Grossing Feature, American sniper, which made $ 547.4 million worldwide. In addition, he received a name for the Oscar for Best Actor for 2013 Silver Linings Playbook and nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for 2014 American unrest.
Phillips has been with Warner Brothers since 2005, starting with Starsky & Hutch thanks to its revenues of $ 1.4 billion The hangover franchise and remains on the Burbank lot.
Cooper and Middleton are working on a name for their new production label.
Cooper has a first deal with Netflix, where he’s shooting his new movie, Maestro, which is in pre-production. It is replaced by Range Media Partners. Middleton was an associate producer on A star is born.
Four-time Oscar nominee King won Best Picture for 2007 The missing.