Merlyn's Comic Books and More
User Info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: AsenWolf
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 898

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 123
Total: 123
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Home
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Home
07: Stories Archive
08: Home
09: Home
10: Stories Archive
11: Home
12: Home
13: Community Forums
14: Stories Archive
15: Stories Archive
16: Stories Archive
17: Community Forums
18: Home
19: Home
20: Home
21: Community Forums
22: Home
23: Community Forums
24: Home
25: Home
26: Community Forums
27: Home
28: Home
29: Home
30: Stories Archive
31: Home
32: Home
33: Home
34: Stories Archive
35: Home
36: Home
37: Community Forums
38: Stories Archive
39: Stories Archive
40: Stories Archive
41: Home
42: Home
43: Home
44: Community Forums
45: Stories Archive
46: Stories Archive
47: Home
48: Community Forums
49: Stories Archive
50: Stories Archive
51: Community Forums
52: Stories Archive
53: Home
54: Community Forums
55: Stories Archive
56: Home
57: Home
58: Home
59: Community Forums
60: Stories Archive
61: Stories Archive
62: Stories Archive
63: Home
64: Home
65: Home
66: Stories Archive
67: Community Forums
68: Home
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: News
72: Community Forums
73: Home
74: Community Forums
75: Home
76: Stories Archive
77: Community Forums
78: Home
79: Home
80: Home
81: Home
82: Stories Archive
83: Stories Archive
84: Stories Archive
85: Home
86: Home
87: Stories Archive
88: Home
89: Home
90: Community Forums
91: Home
92: Stories Archive
93: Stories Archive
94: Stories Archive
95: Stories Archive
96: Community Forums
97: Community Forums
98: Home
99: Community Forums
100: Stories Archive
101: Home
102: Stories Archive
103: Community Forums
104: Stories Archive
105: Stories Archive
106: Community Forums
107: Community Forums
108: Stories Archive
109: Community Forums
110: Stories Archive
111: Home
112: Home
113: Community Forums
114: Home
115: News
116: Home
117: Community Forums
118: Community Forums
119: Community Forums
120: Home
121: Stories Archive
122: Stories Archive
123: News

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Main Menu

Community Forums › Main › Movies & TV › Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman' being adapted as a TV show
Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman' being adapted as a TV show

Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexMovies & TV
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
td9993
Intarweb Mastar!


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 461
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:12 am    Post subject: Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman' being adapted as a TV show

For those that don't know, Sandman was one of the first (and most will argue) the greatest of DC's Vertigo titles.

This is pretty news for those who were fans and if you haven't heard of it before, now's your chance to check out the collected novels before we start selling out.
(But don't worry, we'll get more.)
Very Happy

Here's the story.

LINK

By Borys Kit and James Hibberd

“The Sandman,” the Neil Gaiman-penned comic book series considered a seminal work in the medium, is in the early stages of being developed into a TV series.

Warner Bros. TV is in the midst of acquiring television rights from sister company DC Entertainment and in talks with several writer-producers about adapting the 1990s comic. At the top of the list is Eric Kripke, creator of the CW’s horror-tinged “Supernatural.”

“Sandman” told the tale of Morpheus, the Lord of the Dreaming, a deity who personifies dreams. The book began in the horror realm but quickly made its mark in fantasy and mythology as Gaiman introduced the Endless, a group of powerful brothers and sisters named Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium (as well as Dream).
The book helped establish DC’s Vertigo imprint and won several awards. It also was one of the few comics that segued from the comics crowd, entering the intellectual and art worlds, winning over a large non-comics-reading audience, particularly a devoted female following.



Sandman-endless A movie version of “Sandman” has been in development since the mid-’90s, with an early version involving Roger Avery. The movie version cooled earlier in the decade, with the thinking moving to the best way to tackle an adaptation is the TV route. Up until a few months ago, DC was in talks with HBO and James Mangold to develop a show minus WBTV’s involvement, but that never coalesced.
Gaiman was not officially involved with the HBO attempt, though he and Mangold held several rounds of talks surrounding characters and story. The author is not involved in the new developments, though since it is early in the process, that may change. In fact, securing Gaiman will prove key for the project to go forward.

Kripke has been described as interested in tackling an adaptation but cautious because the comic book has such a passionate following and is held in such high regard. It’s the kind of series where each production decision, from casting to script to design, would be scrutinized by devotees.

Still, Kripke has managed to create and sustain “Supernatural,” which week in and week out deals with fantasy, mythological and horror elements. He also displayed a certain amount of creative integrity when he stuck to his guns by not returning as showrunner when the network renewed the series for a sixth season after he completed his planned five-season story line.

_________________
Listen and read the 1940's adventures of Martin's Raiders

Watch The HANGAR BAY SHOW - It's not the nerd-cast you deserve, it's the one you need!
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexMovies & TV All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Latest Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

TRANSFORMERS TCG
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Nov 19, 2018 at 21:25:38

Smash Up the Bigger and Geekier box
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Sep 11, 2018 at 01:06:52

August 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Aug 16, 2018 at 17:46:40

July 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Jul 27, 2018 at 18:54:37

FORGE WAR
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Jun 05, 2018 at 03:46:00

MUNCHKIN COLLECTIBLE CARD GAME
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 14, 2018 at 02:19:12

Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 08, 2018 at 02:39:43

Tons of New Bones Minis!
Last post by CharlesFaust in D&D Minis on Apr 14, 2018 at 20:11:22

New miniatures, RPG books, and games!
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Apr 06, 2018 at 23:06:43

New Pre-Con Decks for MTG!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Magic: The Gathering on Apr 06, 2018 at 17:50:54


Survey
Best comic book to movie adaptation




Results :: Polls

Votes: 1584
Comments: 4

Links

Get Firefox!
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
Created by Mars