Neil Gaiman latest on American Gods and Sandman adaptations
If you've been wondering what the status is on Neil Gaiman adaptations American Gods and Sandman, here's the latest from the man himself...
Though there's no shortage of things for Neil Gaiman readers to be excited about in the near future - a new novel and children's book, a Doctor Who episode, a Sandman prequel, this weekend's BBC Radio 4 Neverwhere adaptation and forthcoming spinoff novella How the Marquis Got His Coat Back, for starters - it might be time to let out that breath you've been holding in for the TV adaptation of American Gods and/or The Sandman. Speaking at this weekend's SXSW festival, Gaiman confirmed that though the first is still in early development with HBO and the second is still a possibility, neither project was happening imminently.
Speaking at a panel with US sitcom puppet master Chuck Lorre, Gaiman confirmed that HBO was waiting for him to finish the third draft of the American Gods pilot, and that "Sandman is completely and utterly owned by DC which is Warner Bros. [Sandman] may go over to the big screen or stay with Warner Television. They don’t tell me". At this point, we're told Chuck Lorre suggested that as he works for Warner Bros., he should have a word with someone as Sandman deserved to be on screen, an offer to which Gaiman agreed.
It's good to hear that things are gently progressing and the time is being taken to do both adaptations justice. We'll bring you more as soon as it comes but in the meantime, consider us very happy Gaiman fans.
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