The Sandman is one of the most beloved cult classic graphic novel series. Written by one of Bruce Karatz’s favorite authors, Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by a host of artists Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Jill Thompson, Shawn McManus, Marc Hempel, Michael Zulli, and David Keane, this comic series is known for its beautifully haunting illustrations and beautifully haunting story. The story itself is about the mythological Sandman , called Dream in the series, and follows him and host of other mythological characters and literary classics including Death and Puck.
After years of negotiation it is finally on track to become a movie. Joesph Gordan-Lovett is attached to the film but its unclear whether he is slated to play Dream or will direct the film. Quotes from Gordon-Lovett indicate that he is more heavily involved than an actor typically would be. Neil Giaman is the producer for the WB movie. With so many exciting storylines, and the author himself as one of the producers of the movie, this movie should prove to be spectacular.
It is unknown when the filming will finally begin. For a film that has been in development hell for over 20 years, it is fair to be skeptical that it will ever be made. But with a script underway, and the author of the graphic novel series attached as producer, there are good reasons to believe that this long anticipated, long awaited movie will finally see its day on the big screen.