Good news for fans of Neil Gaiman - The Sandman is back in the news. In addition to the coming of a new comic, The Sandman: Overture (the cover of which you can see above), it looks like there may be a little pull from DC to get Warner Bros. working on a movie adaptation of the original Sandman series. Check the rumormill highlights out below.
Apparently, DC President Diane Nelson, in a recent interview, said that one of the top DC titles on her list of "make these into movies" is Gaiman's The Sandman. It may seem like nothing that the prez of DC said that she wants to see Gaiman's work turned into a big screen flick, but she also happens to be the one at DC with the biggest pull when it comes to pushing Warner Bros. towards new projects.
Given that Warner Bros. already has enough on their plate with the Man of Steel success and their subsequent race to start competing seriously in the super hero movie wars, it could be some time before they get around to it, even if it is on their list. And we certainly don't want a repeat of the first attempt at a Sandman movie, in which the movie execs tried to alter the story by having Morpheus summoned into the world via a group of teenagers doing a ritual at a party. With the popularity of the comic and the rabid nature of fans these days, there would likely be a riot.
Those that want to check out The Sandman: Overture can expect to see it hitting shelves this fall. As for the movie... well, we'll just have to wait and see what happens. MaybeDC has something to say about it at SDCC this year? Make sure to check in with Nerd Bastards to see whatever it is that DC has to say over the weekend, Sandman related or not.
Thanks to BleedingCool and io9 for the heads-up.