Neil Gaiman says that he lengthy hoped to show The Sandman right into a serialized audio drama, and made a number of makes an attempt to take action, relationship again to 1992.
Audible’s The Sandman audio drama was a challenge almost three a long time within the making, collection creator Neil Gaiman identified throughout a New York Comedian Con 2021 panel.
“I imply I simply really feel extremely fortunate,” Gaiman stated, earlier than praising Dirk Maggs, who tailored and directed the collection. “I really feel fortunate as a result of Dirk and I’ve been attempting to get Sandman made as an audio, as serialized audio, since 1992, and failing. And we tried once more in round 2012, 2013, 2014 — failed once more. And the truth that we’re now in a world through which Audible can truly step as much as the plate, may give us one thing that we do not have to alter. You already know, I lastly obtained to make the audiobook variations of graphic novels. How bizarre is that?”
Whereas audiobooks may not be the most typical format for comedian diversifications in 2021, Gaiman added that the 2 mediums share a “logical,” wealthy historical past. He cited the outdated radio adaptation of Superman, which ran from 1940 to 1951 and launched a lot of ideas that have been later applied into the Superman comedian books — together with Kryptonite and the supporting solid of Each day Planet workers Perry White and Jimmy Olsen.
“Comics and audio have been a factor for the reason that Nineteen Forties, for the reason that late ’30s,” Gaiman stated. “You already know, Superman obtained Kryptonite from the radio, and I am fairly certain Jimmy Olsen was a radio creation to be fed again, I feel. So there’s simply this stage on which we’re doing this factor…whose time has come, and we do not have to alter it, we do not have to edit it, we do not have to repair it.”
Gaiman went on to reward the present’s spectacular solid, calling actor James McAvoy “the perfect Morpheus I may presumably hope for.” Apart from McAvoy because the Lord of the Dreaming, the present additionally stars different massive names, together with Taron Egerton as John Constantine, Kat Dennings as Demise and Andy Serkis as Matthew the Raven.
“We get to make these items occur in a approach that’s astonishing,” Gaiman stated. “So, that for me is the glory of this factor. It is what I wish to do. We will take you into the world, you are going to hear wonderful appearing, you are going to be in a soundscape — we’ll make a film in your head.”
The Sandman: Act I and The Sandman: Act II are each at the moment out there on Audible, masking the primary 5 volumes of the unique comedian collection, together with parts of quantity six. Apart from the audio drama, The Sandman can also be set to be tailored right into a Netflix collection, govt produced and co-written by Gaiman and David S. Goyer, the screenwriter for Christopher Nolan’s Darkish Knight trilogy. The collection has but to obtain a premiere date.
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