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What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:22 pm
by Sandman Screenwriter
What would you want out of a Sandman movie adaptation?

With the success of The Dark Knight and Watchmen, I think it won't be long till we see The Sandman on the silver screen.

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:33 pm
by Nachokoolaid
Movie adaptation? I wouldn't want to see it at all.

HBO series where it's patient and it's fleshed out? In the words of the immortal Kool-Aid Man, "OH YEAH!"

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:48 am
by buster00
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Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:47 am
by Fried Gold
Get Neil Gaiman to write it or don't bother.

(Was Watchmen a success?)

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:40 pm
by ribujohn
Sandman movie? Would they get this right? Hollywood doesn't do the "Mystery Theatre" style.

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:24 pm
by SilentBobX
buster00 wrote:Image



Finally, someone who remembers the golden age Sandman.

This is the Sandman movie I want. Get Jackie Earl Haley to play him and I'm sold.

Mahalo

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:45 am
by DennisMM
SilentBobX wrote:
buster00 wrote:Image



Finally, someone who remembers the golden age Sandman.

This is the Sandman movie I want. Get Jackie Earl Haley to play him and I'm sold.

Mahalo


I have every issue of Sandman Mystery Theater. And that poster hangs in my bedroom. So I share your love.

I'd say Haley is too odd-looking to be Wes, but at the moment I can't think of anyone better. If he could act, that guy who plays the PC in the Apple commercials would be great, because he looks very much like the SMT Wes.

For Gaiman's Sandman I'd like more time than a movie would allow. The script would combine the first story arc with the "Season of Mists" arc.

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:22 pm
by TheButcher

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:00 pm
by Seppuku
Neil Gaiman wrote:“I think it’s probably some kid who, right now, is around 26-years-old. He may or may not have directed his first movie, but he loves ‘Sandman’ and he has the same amount of dedication to the material that (director) Peter Jackson had to ‘Lord of the Rings’ and Sam Rami had to ‘Spider-Man.’”


You didn't forward your script on to Gaiman's email address by any chance, Sandman Screenwriter? I doubt it went down like this, but it'd be incredibly cool if Gaiman read it and plugged you in that interview.

Re: Sandman

PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:42 pm
by TheButcher

Re: Sandman

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:37 am
by Ribbons
TheButcher wrote:From /film:
Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’ Moving to TV


Sweet! :)

TheButcher wrote:, Possibly With ‘Supernatural’ Creator Eric Kripke on Board


Ehhhh... :?

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:19 am
by TheButcher
From Motion Captured:
Will Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman' finally find a home on TV?
Moriarty wrote:Way back in the early days of Ain't It Cool, I wrote an impassioned plea against the direction Warner Bros. was heading in development on a "Sandman" film for producer Jon Peters. It was basically a toxic rant about a draft by William Farmer for Peters, and it was such a bizarre, horrifying misfire that I went a little over the top. In the years since, I've spoken to many filmmakers who would love to take a shot at the material, and they've all acknowledged the same fear... that they would screw it up and displease Neil Gaiman. No one wants to be that person, or at least none of the people I spoke with want to be that person. And that's great.

Today, when Borys Kit and James Hibberd broke the story today, I glanced at it and thought Kripke already had the gig, but now it looks like they're actually still meeting with people to try and find the right fit, with Kripke merely the guy at the top of the potential list for the moment. What I really respect about "Supernatural" is how good they got at the art of building a season, something that I think is essential in serialized storytelling. With "Sandman," you've got amazing potential season arcs lurking in there, and I don't think it's as easy as just saying, "One graphic novel, one season." A really smart showrunner is going to feel free to take the material and completely explode it before putting it back together in the shape of a TV show. And they're going to know that they don't have to reinvent anything... they've got this outstanding source to draw on, and the gig is more about curating. Finding the best way to translate what makes the comic great to the screen.

Whatever happens, I hope Warner Bros. moves cautiously here and really finds the right match. In those hands, "Sandman" could be the next great TV obsession, and a wealth of material for years to come.


From Splash Page 5/14/10:
Neil Gaiman Says HBO-Style 'Sandman' Series Is 'The Most Logical' Adaptation


HERO COMPLEX EXCLUSIVE December 3, 2008:
Neil Gaiman dreams of Morpheus onscreen: 'A Sandman movie is an inevitability'

HERO COMPLEX EXCLUSIVE December 1, 2008:
Dream a little dream: Neil Gaiman on the 20th anniversary of 'The Sandman'


From AICN November 29, 1998:
Moriarty takes a look at what Jon Peters has done with Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN property!!!

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:17 am
by Max2000
I want Death: The High Cost of Living. The series could only be done as just that. A series.

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:11 pm
by TheButcher

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:45 pm
by TheButcher

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:00 pm
by SilentBobX
THIS:

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Mahalo

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:18 am
by The Vicar
Yes! That! ( see above)

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:55 pm
by TheButcher

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:04 am
by TheButcher

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:47 am
by TheButcher

Neil Gaiman's American Gods

PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:56 am
by TheButcher

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:38 am
by TheButcher

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:42 pm
by Ribbons

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:20 am
by Al Shut
The most important question obviously is Sandman East or Sandman West


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I refuse to accept any other

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:06 pm
by Spandau Belly
Al Shut wrote:The most important question obviously is Sandman East or Sandman West

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I refuse to accept any other


Then if the movie gets mixed reviews and so-so box office, they'll think adding more established characters is the answer for the sequel and we'll get DER SANDMANN GEGEN CHEBURASCHKA.

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With a Pingu cameo.

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:11 pm
by Al Shut
If Pingu is there I'd see it :oops:

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:43 pm
by TheButcher

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:40 am
by TheButcher

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:30 am
by TheButcher

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:16 pm
by TheButcher
Writer Leaves Sandman Movie, Says It Should Be a TV Show Instead
The Sandman film has hit another hurdle, as writer Eric Heisserer says he's left the project, citing that it'd be better as a TV series.

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:42 am
by TheButcher
How American Gods Creator & Neil Gaiman Would Approach Sandman TV Show
Neil Gaiman would prefer The Sandman to be adapted to a television series while American Gods showrunner Bryan Fuller would love to make it.
“If I had control over Sandman, which I do not, because I signed the deal when I was 26, and I knew what I was getting into. The trouble with Warners, and I don’t blame them for it, is they know that Sandman is one of the jewels in their crown — and they know that with the jewels in your crown, you make movies out of them,” says Gaiman. “And they know they have Batman. ‘We know what we have in Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Sandman… we just can’t crack Sandman.’ You can’t crack it, because it’s too big!”

“I suspect in a weird way, the fact that they took a tiny fragment of Sandman and now it’s one of Fox’s biggest hits might actually convince people to do the classy TV series I’ve been suggesting they do for 15 years now. For a long time, I’ve been saying with a movie, you’ll have to throw so many things out. Why not take all the things that make [it difficult to adapt], take all the bugs in Sandman, and make them features. The fact that you have 75 issues, plus a whole bunch of stories? You have 80 episodes. That’s a good thing! The fact that you have adult themes and adult things? That’s now a good thing. It will be very strange to take Sandman to TV, but I really do think it’s the most important thing we could do. And I hope if American Gods goes big? Between that and Lucifer, that could help.”

Re: What would you want out of a Sandman movie?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:20 pm
by Ribbons