A few weeks ago we learned the unfortunate reasoning behind HBO's decision to pass on the long-gestating adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods,' somewhat dashing hope the series might ever get made. Now, the 'American Gods' have found new life under development from Starz, with 'Hannibal' creator Bryan Fuller and 'Heroes'' Michael Green at the helm.
Like many other beloved novels and comes, Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' has long languished through the adaptation process, recently receiving second life as a potential TV series through Fremantle Media after HBO's initial option to adapt the fantasy novel fell through. And while we've no word on where the 'American Gods' might land next, HBO head Michael Lombardo has at least offered up the premium cable's reason behind passing on the property.
Stop us if you've heard this one before, but after a long period in development, it seems 'Sandman' creator Neil Gaiman's fantasy drama series 'American Gods' will be getting the TV treatment in the near future, courtesy of FremantleMedia. HBO had previously been in the running to adapt the revered fantasy novel, but will 'American Gods' finally come to reality after all?
Word broke last month that actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who made his directorial debut with 'Don Jon,' will next tackle a big screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman's gothic comic book classic 'Sandman.' Since then, we haven't heard much, but now Gordon-Levitt has opened up a bit about his plans for the film in a new interview. So what can we expect from this highly-anticipated project? Something "spectacular," he promises.
Despite being one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed comic books of all time, Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman' has yet to make it to the big screen. It's not like they haven't tried, of course. Multiple parties over the years have made attempts and they've all failed. Truth be told, it's a good thing they've failed since most of Hollywood's takes on Gaiman's dense fantasy mythos have sounded downright awful.
But now, like clockwork, another attempt to bring the tale of Morpheus and the Endless cinemas seems to be in the works.
'Doctor Who' fans were recently disappointed to learn that former series star David Tennant would be the only past Time Lord returning for the upcoming 50th anniversary special, dashing fan hopes of seeing multiple past favorite working side by side. However, now it seems that Neil Gaiman's upcoming Cybermen-centric episode "Nightmare in Silver" may feature some past appearances after all, so find out how inside!
Sometimes, a filmmaker and an author are a match made in heaven. Case in point: Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman. Although Selick's stop-motion adaptation of Gaiman's 'Coraline' may not have followed the book beat-for-beat, it perfectly captured the strange, nightmarish whimsy that is inherent in so much of the author's work. Now, Selick will take on Gaiman yet again, this time with an adaptation of 'The Graveyard Book.'