After spending decades shooting bad notes for adaptation Sand Man, writer Neil Gaiman is finally seeing his beloved comic books come to life in live action thanks to Netflix. Arriving in August, Sand Man is one of the most anticipated events of the year. The show will scare you, surprise you, make you cry, and more.
For Gaiman, the most important thing in making his seminal comic adaptation is that it has to be done right. In the past, he stopped the TV and big screen versions from moving forward. With the new adaptation being the most expensive TV show DC Entertainment has ever produced, there’s no doubt that Netflix is the perfect home for an adaptation.
Gaiman knows all too well about adapting books to the screen; he has been involved to varying degrees in adaptation American God Good Omen Coraline, and much more. He has had a lot of success with them, but he knows how poor adaptation can have a devastating effect on the overall property. There must be a bit of concern before starting the Netflix version.
“I don’t have faith that we will always get here,” said Gaiman Total Movies. “But I have faith that what is important is to stop making bad versions. Once a bad version is made, you can never come back from it.”
This may sound silly, but when I was 14 or 15, my favorite comic was Howard the Duck. Steve Gerber, Gene Colan, Frank Brunner, satire, madness, glory… I was so excited when I heard George Lucas was making a film. Then New Hero Type go out. Howard the Duck be a bad joke. I never wanted that to happen to sand man and I saw a script that would make that happen.
Sand Man is a story that transcends time and space, myth and legend. No two episodes are the same, whether it’s historical fiction, horror, or one of the many other genres woven into the plot. “Anyone who saw Episode 1 and said, ‘I love it! It’s like a big historical drama, only with a little occult in it’… they wouldn’t know what was going to happen. Remainder Sand Man will hit them like a truck.”
Episode 6 will kiss him and make him better. However traumatized you may be at 5, Episode 6 will have you awkwardly rubbing your eyes to hide the fact that you’re crying because, oh my God, this is so good.
If Gaiman is happy with the show, hopefully the fans can relax. “I can’t promise this is sand man your dreams, but I can promise I’m proud of what we’ve done. I can tell that Stephen Fry as Gilbert is waiting for you, Boyd Holbrook as Corinth, serial killer conventions…”
Check out these new photos from The Sandman!
When Morpheus escapes his prison from Roderick Burgess (Charles Dance) and his occult group, he returns to his Dreamland, the place we go to when we sleep. However, in his absence, he learned that his realm had fallen into decay. In this latest shot released by Total Movieswe see him sitting inside his crumbling empire, with his resident librarian Lucienne (Vivienne Acheampong) standing by his side. Look here.
Sand Man premieres on August 5 on Netflix. You don’t want to miss it!
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