THE SANDMAN Writer Neil Gaiman Teases ‘Magic’ Netflix Adaptation; New stills with Morpheus & Lucienne

The Sandman Author Neil Gaiman opens up about how proud he is of the upcoming Netflix adaptation in a new interview, while Morpheus and Lucienne still take a peek at the rundown Dreaming in a new promo…

As The SandmanWith the August premiere date fast approaching, Neil Gaiman, creator of the groundbreaking comic, has vowed in a new interview to bring his vision to the big screen for the first time total movie.

There have been several attempts to adapt the classic comic series over the years, but Gaiman is relieved that none of these earlier efforts ever saw the light of day.

“I didn’t believe that we would always get here” The author tells the magazine, “But I had faith that the most important thing was to prevent bad versions. Once a bad version is made, you never quite get back from it. It may sound silly, but when I was 14 or 15, my favorite comic was Howard The Duck. Steve Gerber, Gene Colan, Frank Brunner, satire, madness, fame… I was so excited to hear George Lucas was making a movie. And then A New Breed Of Hero came out. Howard The Duck became a bad joke. I never wanted that to happen to Sandman and I’ve seen scripts that would have made that happen.”

Naturally, while the trailers are (for the most part) well received, many Sandman fans are similarly concerned about the Netflix series. Gaiman can’t guarantee the show will deliver “the sandman of your dreams,” but “promises I’m proud of what we’ve done.”

“I can tell you have Stephen Fry waiting for you as Gilbert, Boyd Holbrook as Corinthian, the gathering of serial killers.” he continues. “We can also punch past our weight in casting because there are people who love Sandman and want to be there. Everyone is on Sandman because they love it. And it’s magical.”

The Sandman will premiere on August 5th. Check out a new image featuring Dream and Lucienne below, along with the recently released trailer, and let us know what you think.

“There’s another world that awaits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep – a place called Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held captive for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will forever change both the dreaming and waking worlds. In order to restore order, Dream must travel through different worlds and timelines, correcting the mistakes he made during his absence from this vast existence, revisiting old friends and enemies, and meeting new entities – both cosmic and human – along the way .”

The Sandman Also starring are Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) as black magician Roderick Burgess, and Asim Chaudhry (Black Mirror) and Sanjeeve Bhaskar (Yesterday) as Abel and Cain. Desire and Despair are played by Mason Alexander Park and Donna Preston, respectively, while Joely Richardson plays Ethel Cripps and David Thewlis plays their son, John Dee, aka the confused Dr. Destiny, takes over.

The 10-part first season of The Sandman will adapt the first two arcs of the Vertigo comic series “Preludes and Nocturnes” and “The Dolls House”.

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