Neil Gaiman's Sandman to be a Netflix Series

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  1. Veltri

    Veltri ♪♫♫♪♪♫♫♪ Thread Starter

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    Neil Gaiman's Sandman will be a Netflix series.

    This is my favourite comic series so I'm looking forward to seeing it.

    It could be great success or a massive failure.
    At least as a series it has potential. Another "unfilmable" comic, Preacher has proved what can be done right, starting with not underestimating the audience. Legion has shown surrealism can be done as well. And it will be big budget which bodes well.


    'Sandman' TV Series From Neil Gaiman, David Goyer — With Huge Price Tag — a Go at Netflix
     
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  2. Preacher certainly didn't underestimate the audience for what was shown in the series, but assuredly they did by not sticking as close to the source material as they could have/should have, thus cancellation after Season 4.

    It's difficult to adapt a comic for television or the silver screen. The only one that I think really succeeded was "unfilmable" Watchmen. They really pulled it off, with no large enough leaps from the comic to screw up the message, the meaning, and especially the characters. Ironic, isn't it?

    I'm eagerly awaiting Sandman, Y: The Last Man, and The Boys. One would think it would be difficult to screw up the latter two, but Sandman is pretty complex, like Preacher. One false move, early, and it could go down the crapper.
     
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  3. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    I love the comic. Willing to give the show a chance. I hope there's room to detour into the Barbie/Cuckoo storyline, my personal favorite.
     
  4. Chazro

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    Watchmen, Preacher, Sandman, American Gods, Fables....series like these are the creme de la creme, incredibly dense, complex, and well-written. And as wild and crazy as the stories may get, it's historic work. While I totally agree that Watchmen's the ONLY one (so far) that was done properly, the truth is that even it had to alter the ending and completely omit a major story line. These books ain't easy!;)
     
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  5. Dillydipper

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    I was impressed by how well the Preacher series preserved the character of the comic. Haven't dared dip my toe into American Gods yet. Sandman? OH, so many missteps to blunder into...hey, whaddya say, let's just schlep it over to Freeform instead, right? :yikes:

    Bet Dave Sim is jabbing his fork into his leg, just thinking about how he could have gotten Cerebus in on the ground floor with DisneyPlus, huh...? :laugh: (just think if they made it anywhere up to Rick's Story)...:biglaugh:
     
  6. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    Oh, and, I don't see any hope of Fables happening as a video franchise, any more than, say. Books of Magic...? ("Harry Hunter and the Copyright Lawers of Rowling")
     
  7. Ghostworld

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    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Ghostworld

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    I’m so PO’d American Gods petered out. It was off to a classic status start. Dammit!
     
  9. Radiophonic_

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    Would love a high budget, high quality animated Sandman series, something really stylized and surreal. Live action...I’m not so jazzed about.
     
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  10. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    I've been reading this story since 1995.
     
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  11. Raylinds

    Raylinds Resident Lake Surfer

    Love Sandman- I will give it a shot.
     
  12. Veltri

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    Some of the cast confirmed!

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  14. saturdayboy

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    Cast looks solid!!!
     
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  15. heliocentric

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    Really hope this translates to be half as good as the comic.
     
  16. indigovic

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    Tom Sturridge looks like he’s actually playing Neil Gaiman.
     
  17. Linton S. Dawson

    Linton S. Dawson Lovely sort of deviant

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    The first incarnations of some of the major characters were modeled after celebrities, Morpheus after Peter Murphy, Desire after the "Rio" cover girl, and Lucifer after Bowie.

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  18. Scope J

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  19. kwadguy

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    Hopefully they'll use Nilsson and Metallica for the soundtrack.
     
  20. Veltri

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  22. Veltri

    Veltri ♪♫♫♪♪♫♫♪ Thread Starter

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    Some more cast members now confirmed:

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  23. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    So, this is 'live-action'?
     
  24. No. The photos above are the cartoonists who are going to illustrate the series and do the voices.
     
  25. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    ok, ok....easy....
     
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