Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Archstone Entertainment’s superhero film The Hyperions starring Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride), Penelope Mitchell (Hellboy), Tanner Buchanan (“Cobra Kai”), Elaine Tan (Tully), and Alphonso McAuley (“Walk of Shame”). Saban Films is planning a theatrical release in February of 2022.
The Hyperions was written and directed by Jon McDonald, and produced by American Millimetre’s McDonald, Justin Bell Productions’ Justin Bell and ReKon Productions’ Jon Michael Kondrath. Executive producers are ReKon Productions’ Lisha Yakub, and Archstone Entertainment’s Jack Sheehan, Scott Martin, and Michael Slifkin.
In 1960, Professor Ruckus Mandulbaum invented a device that enables humans to have a super power and took in three down-on-their-luck youths, creating an unusual family of superheroes who quickly rose to fame and prestige. Over time, the family fractured and the Professor replaced them with a new set of superheroes. However, now adults, they seek their Titan badges back, even if it means robbing the Professor’s museum and taking a few hostages.
The deal was negotiated with Steve Break on behalf of Saban Films and Jack Sheehan on behalf of the filmmakers. Archstone Entertainment is representing the worldwide rights to the film.