The internet is abuzz with the talk of a movie based on the first two books of Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos. At the forefront of this discussion is the proposed format for the movie. These first two books of the series, Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion, are two of my sci-fi favorite books, featuring a delicious blend of science fiction and classic literature (specifically The Canterbury Tales). Needless to say I am horrified at the thought of combining both books into one movie. To do it properly would take an effort on the scale of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies. Unfortunately, I do not think there is a large enough fan base for a movie studio to greenlight that kind of production.
As time goes by, I find myself wanting less to see my favorite science fiction books turned into movies.