Why yes, and so would we

At the premiere for Stardust, Gaiman told Empire magazine that “I would always give anything to Terry Gilliam, forever, so if Terry Gilliam ever wants to do ‘Sandman’ then as far as I’m concerned Terry Gilliam should do ‘Sandman’,” said Gaiman. “But Terry’s busy trying to get ‘Good Omens’ made that Terry Pratchett and I wrote.”


  1. Star author unaware that suits make decisions in filmmaking, not the guy who created a property. I guess enough adulation from the fan community and one can believe in anything.

  2. What was the reaction to the Discworld movie last December? Why not replicate that, and save some money?
    hmm. Howabout Ridley Scott for Sandman? He does a good job with adaptations, and has a good design sense.

  3. After seeing PAN’S LABYRINTH, I think Guillermo del Toro would be a much better pick. As much as I like Gilliam, he seems to have lost his way if that horrible BROTHERS GRIMM flick was any indication.

  4. Am I the only one who has ever thought that Sandman should be on HBO? A film can’t get everything the way a series could. This needs to be the way it’s done.

  5. I like the idea of it being an HBO series. HBO has shown that they can handle a complex concept on TV and I think that trying to get the great sweep of Sandman down to two hours would result in unbearable things.

  6. Neil Gaiman may want Terry Gilliam to direct Sandman, but I think that most people want somebody who is capable of telling a coherent story to direct Sandman.

    So, of *course,* Gilliam is totally wrong for the movie.

    I have to agree that Guillermo del Toro would be a great choice as director, but something tells me that his collaboration with Mignola on Hellboy has become so personal for him that he’s got enough on his plate with that franchise and his own other movies to spearhead another franchise.

    Firefly/Serenity and Wonderfalls co-creator Tim Minear (also a High Priest in the Cult of Joss) has already shown that he has a great eye for both the serious and the surreal and has no fear of letting a scene go off on a tangent while being able to reel it back in when the story needs to move on. So I’m thinkin’ Tim Minear.