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The author politely asked Warner Bros. not to make a big screen adaptation of Sandman 30 years ago.

Netflix. The streaming platform has ingrained itself more fully in our collective consciousness than perhaps any other technology in the past five years. It’s a part of our lexicon (who hasn’t heard of ”Netflix and chill”?). It’s a way to socialize (see: the massive popularity of the Netflix Party Chrome extension).

Sandman is a property fans of the Vertigo Comics series have been anxious to see in live-action for a long time now, and it sounds like things were moving along nicely at Netflix before the COVID-19 pandemic put the TV show on hold.

Netflix orders Midnight Mass, a new horror series from Mike Flanagan Mike Flanagan is building quite the little horror empire for himself on Netflix, and Deadline has reported that the streaming service has ordered a new horror series from Flanagan and Trevor Macy, the pair behind The Haunting of Hill House. Titled Midnight Mass, the new seven-episode series follows "an isolated island community that experiences miraculous events —… Read More...

Neil Gaiman's The Sandman is being developed at Netflix as a TV series There are plenty of comic book and graphic novel adaptations in development purgatory, with one of the most infamous being the beloved Neil Gaiman work, “The Sandman.” Many have tried and failed to bring the series from DC Comics/Vertigo to the big screen since the 90s, but now fans can look forward to finally seeing the beloved creation hit small screens everywhere… Read More...

Screenwriter Eric Heisserer departs Sandman, says it should be a TV series Looks like we can add the feature-film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" to the list of movies which just don't want to be made, and perhaps that's a good thing. The long-in-the-development project has been in the works for decades and it just hit yet another stumbling block. ARRIVAL screenwriter Eric Heisserer, who signed on to pen the script early this... Read More...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has dropped out of Sandman over creative differences Joseph Gordon-Levitt has quit the planned film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Sandman. Gordon-Levitt, who had been developing the movie with David Goyer since 2013, took to Facebook on Saturday to announce that he has left the project, and cited creative differences with New Line as the reason for his exit. His departure came just one day after Eric Heisserer was hired to write the script. RE: SANDMAN... Read More...

Sandman Writer Neil Gaiman Discusses Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Departure The live-action version of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comics has had a long and rocky road, starting its life as TV series until development on that series stalled. It was then reborn as a movie, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt attached as director and originally rumored to star in it as well. The movie was dealt a heavy blow, however, when Gordon-Levitt announced yesterday that he was dropping out of the project, citing creative differences with New Line Studios, who took over the development of all Vertigo Comics franchises from Warner Bros.

The Sandman Movie Hires The Thing Prequel Writer It has been a while since Joseph Gordon-Levitt stepped behind the camera to direct. Back in 2013, the Inception actor managed to secure no small amount of critical acclaim for his passion project Don Jon – a film he wrote, directed, and starred in alongside Scarlett Johansson. It was also around this time that Gordon-Levitt was initially attached to an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s wildly successful Sandman series.

Michael Shannon, Scoot McNairy & David Goyer Talk 'Batman v Superman,' Budget Rumored To Pass $400 Million "Flippers? I think that might be a prime example of my scatological humor," Michael Shannon told Screen Rant last month, addressing the rumor he put out in the world about his costume for "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice." "People ask me a lot about 'Batman v Superman' and I really don’t have anything to say about it, so sometimes I just make up stuff, which I’m sure Warner Bros.

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