Sandman fans can now breathe because the hit comics adaptation got renewed for a second season. When a Show costs 100 Million dollar per season, Fans usually worry for its survival. Jupiter’s Legacy,Resident Evil and Cowboy Bebop are some examples. It doesn’t matter if the ratings are decent because high budget shows have higher expectations and decent is not enough.
The long gestating Sandman film, based on the legendary book by Neil Gaiman, has lost one of its key people in the form of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who has been attached to the project for a long time. Even being pegged to play the main character Morpheus in the film. On his Facebook page, Levitt stated:
Warner Bros. is heading full throttle into making many of their DC Comics properties into movie franchises. This continues with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which comes out next March. After that, there’s Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and more. But it’s not just the DC Comics label that’s getting attention, but the Vertigo label as well. Though not many movies from that label are up for films at the moment, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman is. In fact, it’s been in “development” for quite some time. Now though, there’s been a development that may shift the project into a new direction. The Wrap reveals that Sandman, along with any other Vertigo titles that become movies, will now be under the New Line Cinema banner, instead of Warner Bros.
Of the many comic book adaptations being made between DC, Marvel, and other companies, one of the more curious ones is Sandman, whose comic was written by the legendary Neil Gaiman. What’s also curious is that this movie has been in the works for a long, long, time. It even has actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt on it, and yet there’s been very little movement. Why is that? Chatting with IGN, he gave an answer as to why this series is difficult to adapt to the big screen.