Browsing: Neil Gaiman

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Good Omens (Film Rights)
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Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A comedic look at the Apocalypse. Story follows Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon–both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle–who are not actually looking forward to the coming war.

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JOURNEY TO THE WEST (SALES)
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Logline: Story follows the adventures of the Monkey King, who, armed with a magic staff, journeys with a monk, a pig spirit and a fish spirit to India to retrieve Buddha’s scrolls in an effort to find enlightenment.

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WB & Gaiman to Get Together for SANDMAN
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Warner Bros. Television has snatched up the TV rights to Neil Gaiman’s comic book series “SANDMAN.” The series, has firmly established itself as one of the most renowned works in the medium, having been in some form of film development for almost 20 years (the series first began in 1989).

But, now WB, alongside DC Comics (who published the book via their “Vertigo” imprint and will produce the TV series) sees a very bright future in the series, and is in talks with Eric Kripke, the creator of the CW’s “Supernatural,†to possibly take a stab at adapting. While “Supernatural” and “Sandman” in my opinion are at opposite ends of the spectrum, I think the type of show I’d love Sandman to be, isn’t necessarily one that would rake in viewers, so I’ll wait to pass any judgement until we’re much farther down the road.

Prior to WB’s involvement on the TV side, DC was in talks with HBO and James Mangold to develop a show, with Mangold even meeting with Gaiman to discuss the series as a whole, but after a long dormant hiatus due to scheduling issues, that never came to be.

The story of “Sandman†began with Morpheus, the Lord of the Dreaming realm, a deity who personifies dreams, and could work and alter your dreams as he see fit. As he series continued we met the rest of his family, a group who were the bearers of a majority of humanity’s darker emotions; Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium, and Morpheus’ real name – Dream.

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THE GRAVEYARD BOOK (SALES)
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Logline: A young boy, raised in a graveyard and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead, must handle obstacles such as the ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, and the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer.

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BLACK HOLE (SALES)
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Logline: A sexually transmitted “bug” is passed from teenager to teenager. No one talks about it openly, but the bug causes violent mutations.

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MURDER MYSTERIES (SALES)
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During the last days of Earth’s creation, the angel of vengeance sets out to solve the first murder ever committed, which occurs among the angels in heaven.