the sandman adaptation

The Sandman Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far

One of the most anticipated projects in development, The Sandman adaptation is not too far away from it’s Netflix release. Based on the graphic novel series by Neil Gaiman this series has a big cast to back up it’s big expectations.
 
This page was updated: 2/5/22
 
About The Book: an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey, Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman.
 
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Current Production Status: Post-production as of July 2021
 
Timeline:
1989- first issue released.
1996- development on a film adaptation begins.
1997- director fired for creative differences.
1998- second version of a script described by author Neil Gaiman as “not only the worst Sandman script I’ve ever seen, but quite easily the worst script I’ve ever read”
1998-2013- development hell.
2010- Warner Bros secures rights to develop as tv series.
2014- new pitch as film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
2016- Joseph Gordon-Levitt leaves due to creative differences.
June 2019- Netflix signs deal to produce.
January 2020- auditions begin.
October 2020- filming begins.
July 2021- post-production starts.
 
Who Owns The Rights: Netflix, DC Comics
 
Who Is Attached: Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Jenna Coleman, Patton Oswalt, Boyd Holbrook
 
Estimated Release: 2022

 
Previous mentions on AiLL: 2022 Books to Screen Adaptation
 

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the sandman adaptation

The Sandman Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far