Series “Sandman” (The Sandman) by Neil Gaiman has been at the top of the world's top Netflix series for three consecutive weeks. In Ukraine “Sandman” during August leads the TOP 10 Netflix series watched by Ukrainians. It is not surprising that The Sandman has been on the news feeds all this time. The film adaptation of the comic, which has been talked about for over 30 years, has a long history. Yes, and the Sandman himself at different times dreamed of playing different actors.
The Sandman series based on Neil Gaiman's comic book
Recently, the creator of the “Sandman” Neil Gaiman told Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast that Michael Jackson wanted to play Morpheus in the film adaptation of “The Sandman” and even negotiated with Warner Bros.
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“In 1996, I was taken to Warners, where then president of Warner Bros. said that Michael Jackson called him the day before and asked if he could star as Morpheus in The Sandman. There was obviously a lot of interest in this”, – Gaiman said.
However, nothing came of the project, and the King of Pop died in 2009 without having fulfilled his dream.
Tom Sturridge (Rock Waves) played the main role in the modern adaptation of the comic book. . Also in the tape played Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (“Silent Night”), Mason Alexander Park, Jenna Coleman (“Doctor Who”), Stephen Fry (“Lies”), Boyd Holbrook (“Predator ” “).
Neil Gaiman's sandman is Son (or Morpheus), of the Eternal family. He looks like a guy with very pale skin and black hair. He has many relatives – Death, Suffering, Passion, Madness, Fate and Sorrow.
The action takes place in our time. The plot of the first season is based on the first volumes of the comic series. Dream (Morpheus) breaks out of captivity, in which he spent a long 75 years, he plans to regain control over the realm of dreams and his former power.
Neil Gaiman created a real saga about ancient entities, but they behave like living people with their characters and whims.
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Now the “Sandman” is associated only with Neil Gaiman, but the history of this hero goes back to the end of the 30s. A man named Wesley Dodds was in a suit, wearing a gas mask, and he also had a sleeping gas gun. This Sandman was part of the original Justice League line-up, but soon disappeared.
Further in 1974, the comics Joe Simon and Jack Kirby remade the Sandman a bit. Now he was wearing a yellow-and-red suit with a bag of sleeping dust. This hero had only six issues and he also disappeared. In the early 80s, the superhero Hector Hall (aka the Silver Scarab) took over the Sandman title. Neither version became popular, so DC management entrusted the revival of the Sandman to Neil Gaiman. And then there was a boom – insane popularity fell on this comic.
As ProShoKino reported, Netflix released two bonus episodes of The Sandman