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Neil Gaiman‘s comic book series The Sandman has long been one of Hollywood’s white whales — a seemingly unadaptable series following the adventures of the physical embodiment of Dreams that the industry has tried and failed to bring to the big screen for years. But while chatter of the in-development Netflix series has (unsurprisingly) died down, The Sandman will be adapted in another medium for the first time: audiobooks. A Sandman audiobook is set to debut this July, narrated by Gaiman himself and featuring a star-studded cast led by James McAvoy, who takes on the title role of Dream.
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Studios have been trying to turn Neil Gaiman‘s acclaimed Vertigo comic book Sandman into a feature film for a long time. The earliest attempts stretch back all the way to the 1990s while the most recent try from New Line Cinema just happened a few years ago. Now, in the wake of the shuttering of the Vertigo arm at DC Comics, a new deal has sprouted to create a Sandman TV series between Netflix and Warner Bros. Television. Read More »
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt posted an update to his Facebook page that he has left the adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s beloved comic series Sandman, citing creative difference with the studio. But the actor has also set up another project that he’s producing and may also star in at Amazon. Get details on both of these projects below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
There have been several attempts to adapt Neil Gaiman‘s The Sandman over the years, sometimes as a TV series and sometimes as a film. In some ways, the former seems the easier way to go. The original Sandman series consisted of 75 issues, and even the more standalone arcs worked better as part of a cohesive whole.
But current producer Joseph Gordon-Levitt is making Sandman as a movie, and now he explains why. Naturally, that means a few things are going to get lost in the translation. Gordon-Levitt admits he might piss off the “literalists,” but pledges to stay true to the “overall sentiment” of the books. Read the Joseph Gordon-Levitt Sandman comments after the jump. Read More »
Sandman is moving away from Warner Bros. to the studio’s smaller, genre-oriented label New Line.
From a consumer perspective, there might not seem to be much difference between Warner Bros. and its subsidiary New Line. Films from New Line carry the WB shield and are handled by the same publicity machine, after all. But there’s a difference in exec structure and budgeting, and in the nature of the movies themselves.
Now films adapted from the Vertigo Comics imprint, itself a subsidiary of DC Comics, will be made at New Line rather than Warner Bros. The first title to be affected, and the only one in active development at this time, is Sandman. Read More »