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The Daily Wire Buys Indie Superhero Comedy ‘The Hyperions’ Starring Cary Elwes; Watch First Trailer

The Hyperions

EXCLUSIVE: The Daily Wire has acquired domestic rights to indie superhero comedy The Hyperions, which it will make available to its members on March 10, 2022.

The conservative website bought the movie from Saban Films, which itself had bought it last summer. Above is a first trailer.

The Daily Wire will confirm the acquisition and show the trailer tonight during its YouTube screening of thriller Shut In. During that screening the company will also debut a teaser for Gina Carano western Terror On The Prairie.

Starring Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), The Hyperions tells the story of Professor Ruckus Mandulbaum who, in 1960, invented the Titan badge device that allows humans to have superpowers. The ingenious professor took three scrappy youths and turned them into a family of quirky superheroes — the Hyperions. The quartet soon became a global phenomenon.

Over time, though, the group had a falling-out and Professor Ruckus replaced the three original Hyperions with a cadre of new teens. By 1979, two of the Hyperions wanted their Titan badges back and went through great lengths to recover them, including robbing the professor’s museum and inadvertently taking a few hostages along the way.

Also starring are Penelope Mitchell (Hellboy), Tanner Buchanan (Cobra Kai), Elaine Tan (Tully), and Alphonso McAuley (Walk of Shame).

The film was written, produced, and directed by Jon McDonald (Muddy Corman) under his American Millimetre banner. Justin Bell of Justin Bell Productions and Jon Michael Kondrath at ReKon Productions were also producers on the film. We understand the film had a long post-production of three years, but it’s not immediately clear why.

Archstone Entertainment is handling international sales. The acquisition was negotiated by Dallas Sonnier of Bonfire Legend on behalf of The Daily Wire.

Screwball indie comedy The Hyperions marks an interesting left turn in terms of style and content for the emerging media company. Daily Wire co-founder and co-CEO Jeremy Boreing said of the acquisition: “Director Jon McDonald is a true auteur, and The Hyperions is one of the most original films I’ve seen. It’s a movie about pride, family, and reconciliation – values we all share regardless of our politics. It’s a perfect movie for Daily Wire, even though I doubt anyone involved in making it listens to The Ben Shapiro Show. I consider it a privilege to bring this film to our audience.”The Hyperions is the fourth film the company has announced over the past 13 months. The service’s first acquisition was Kyle Rankin’s Venice Film Festival thriller Run Hide Fight.




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