Neil Gaiman’s Comic Book THE SANDMAN Now Headed to Television
Though there had been talk about a film adaptation about the seminal comic book series The Sandman from Neil Gaiman (who also wrote the source material for such adaptations as Coraline and Stardust), but now Heat Vision reports the property is now in the early stages of being developed into a TV show over at Warner Bros. The studio is currently acquiring the rights from DC Entertainment and have already begun talks with various writers and producers for the TV adaptation. Apparently the top choice right now is Eric Kripke, most well known for creating Supernatural, but at the moment author Neil Gaiman is currently not involved with these developments which could create problems down the road. For those unfamiliar with the property you can find story details are after the jump.
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Thomas Jane Petitioning to Become One of The Walking Dead?
Director Frank Darabont and actor Thomas Jane have a long history together. One that Jane wants to continue while inhabiting a wasteland filled with shambling flesh-eaters. Ah yes, dear reader! It’s time for more chatter concerning our most looked forward to TV show, “The Walking Dead.”
In a recent interview with NBC Washington, Jane dropped the following on fans …
“That show is going to be a a big fucking hit,” he told them at the HBO post-Emmy party. “I’ve seen it and is fan-fucking-tactic.” He continues, “I’m going to come on and do a guest thing … Maybe play a bad guy.” Jane says he’ll insist on being human in the guest role, however. He’ll slay the undead, but he won’t play one. “I’m not going to be a zombie,” he says. “That’s too much makeup.”
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Syfy Journeys to Neverland
Syfy is re-teaming with writer/director Nick Willing to present “Neverland,” his original prequel to author J.M. Barrie’s classic “Peter Pan,” it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions.
Production is set to begin on the 4-hour movie event next week in Genoa, Italy and Dublin, Ireland with a cast including Rhys Ifans as James Hook, Anna Friel as Captain Elizabeth Bonny, Bob Hoskins as Smee (who previously played the character in Steven Spielberg’s feature Hook), Raoul Trujillo and Charlie Rowe as Peter Pan. It is slated to air in 2011.
“Neverland” will be produced by Dublin-based Parallel Films on behalf of MNG Films in association with Syfy and Sky Movies HD and will be distributed by RHI Entertainment.
“Nick Willing is a master story-teller who has taken a literary Classic and cleverly updated it for a new generation,” said Stern. “‘Neverland’ will captivate viewers with a gripping narrative, great characters, and unprecedented film-making techniques.”
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