"There's this series of science-fiction novels called 'Hyperion' by Dan Simmons... My friend and I went to Graham King, who owns the rights to 'Hyperion', and we wrote a treatment on spec saying, 'Look we know this is very audacious, but could you just read this spec we wrote? We think we have a way in which to tell this story'," dailystar quoted him as saying.
"So now we're negotiating and... who knows what's going to happen? Ideally I'd love to direct it (but) there's no way! I shouldn't say that, you never know. This is a huge movie, this would be an epic movie. But at least we've taken the reins and said, we're going to go after it and now we're gonna write the script. At least we have a shot to write the script for 'Hyperion'," he said.
Cooper also revealed that he planned to eventually step behind the camera and focus on directing.
"Ultimately I would love to direct - that's ultimately what I wanna do," he said.