Awhile ago, we wrote about Supernatural TV show creator Eric Kripke and his interest in adapting Neil Gaiman’s highly acclaimed comic book series “The Sandman” for Warner Bros. TV. Recently however, we’ve learned that the project has been scraped and is pretty much dead as a door knob.
In a recently interview Kripke was quoted as saying:
Unfortunately, for a lot of varying reasons, Sandman is not in the works, at least for this season.
I had my doubts about “Sandman” being properly adapted, but I suppose I always had the thought that it was a property too difficult to adapt. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see an adaptation of “Sandman,” as the next person, but I’d rather it be done right than half-assed. At this point, along with Garth Ennis’ “Preacher,” I don’t think any of these titles will ever be adapted.
The critically acclaimed “Sandman” is a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and published under the DC Comics imprint Vertigo. It ran for 75 issues beginning in 1989 all the way up until 1996. The story told about Morpheus (Dream), a deity who personifies dreams. It was the only comic book to ever win the World Fantasy Award and is one of the few comic books to have ever been on the New York Times Best Seller list.