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BookMarked: Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman Trailer Out Now, Roald Dahl Extended Universe Soon on Netflix

BookMarked: Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman Trailer Out Now, Roald Dahl Extended Universe Soon on Netflix

After 30 years, fans will finally get to watch an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s highly-acclaimed comic book The Sandman as Netflix has committed to an 11-episode TV series with Wonder Woman screenwriter Allan Heinberg as showrunner and Gaiman as a producer.

While Gaiman has yet to announce the release date of The Sandman, it is most likely to come out soon as Netflix treated fans to a first look of what feels like is going to be an astounding TV series.

Gaiman recalled that he was first asked about adapting The Sandman into a film in 1991, but the complexity of the story and sheer density of the source material made it difficult to make a faithful adaptation in movie form; basically, writers and directors have tried and failed at doing justice to the source material.

Since The Sandman is a TV adaptation, it is no longer necessary to remove certain parts of the story. Gaiman also expressed that it is a “complete joy” to know that nothing will be “thrown out” or compromised for the Netflix series.

The cast includes: Tom Sturridge as Dream, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, and Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian.

Watch the full trailer of The Sandman on Youtube.

Netflix Acquires the Roald Dahl Story Company

Something is cooking at the Netflix factory and yes, it will include a lot of chocolate… And more.

Recently, Netflix announced that the company has acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company, giving them screen rights to properties including Dahl’s most renowned works Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and many others. 

The media and production company also disclosed that some Dahl adaptations are already underway like Taika Waititi and Phil Johnston directing an animated series “based on the world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

Moreover, Netflix also revealed that they are working with Sony on an adaptation of Matilda The MusicalIn a statement, Netflix added:

Roald Dahl’s books have been translated into 63 languages and sold more than 300 million copies worldwide, with characters like Matilda, The BFG, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Willy Wonka and The Twits delighting generations of children and adults. These stories and their messages of the power and possibility of young people have never felt more pertinent.

As we bring these timeless tales to more audiences in new formats, we’re committed to maintaining their unique spirit and their universal themes of surprise and kindness, while also sprinkling some fresh magic into the mix.

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