Actor Bradley Cooper, best-known for his role in The Hangover and its recent sequel (as well as The A-Team movie), has said he wants to write and direct a movie based on Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos novels. Apparently he's already written a treatment and spoken to the people that currently hold the rights.
Interesting. Cooper recently also starred in Limitless, an adaptation of an arguably-SF techno-thriller, but Hyperion would be many orders of magnitude more complex to turn into a movie. However, if Cooper's plans mean one film for Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion (previous rumours suggested that producers wanted to combine them into one two-hour film), that'd be a step in the right direction.
So far this is a hope and little more, but it's nevertheless interesting that someone with some Hollywood clout is talking up the project. Done faithfully, this could be a very different kind of SF movie.