Neil Gaiman’s Vision of Satan Coming to Fox TV

- 09-16-14Comics, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly


Some may be disappointed that Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic series isn’t getting a proper television series (instead being regulated to a 2-hour movie), but it looks like one of Morpheus’ co-stars is getting to move to the small screen instead. You may remember him from the ‘Season of Mists’ story arc (Sandman issues #21-28), though he has been present within the DC universe in one form or another since as far back as the early 60s. His name is Lucifer and this fallen angel is now the subject of a new pilot being produced for Fox. (more…)

Looks Like Neil Gaiman ‘Sandman’ Adaptation Is Still On!

- 08-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo


It is a safe bet that fans of Neil Gaiman’s comic masterpiece Sandman have been waiting on any news of the new movie being developed over at Warner Bros. that they can get.  After Joseph Gordon-Levitt took the initiative and decided to take the project on as director (he will also likely star), news has been pretty non-existent, not a great sign to those who have followed ever project that the series has almost spawned.  Thanks to a great interview with Moviephone, JGL has given fans a reason to breathe a little easier. (more…)

The ‘Sandman’ Movie Has Found Its Writer

- 02-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly


Ever since Joseph Gordon-Levitt announced his intention to turn Neil Gaiman’s much-loved Sandman series into a movie, fans (myself included) have been sitting on the fence. The story of Sandman is incredibly complex and even the enthusiasm of Gordon-Levitt may mean very little if they don’t have the right people working behind the scenes to make the movie as true to its source material as possible. Now, the first piece of the Sandman puzzle has been found. It looks like Jack Thorne will be the one to write the script. (more…)

Gordon-Levitt Talks Potential of ‘The Sandman’

- 01-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Sarah Moran


Providing us with a respite from all the Batman vs. Superman rumors, Joseph Gordon-Levitt dropped a few nuggets about his Sandman project for Warner Bros. in a recent interview with IGN. Not much, considering the film is still in its “very, very early days”, but it’s something, right?  (more…)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Produce ‘Sandman’ Flick–Could Star and Direct

- 12-16-13Comics, Film Posted by James Daniels


Warner Bros. have confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, GI Joe) will serve as producer for their cinematic adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s popular DC Comics series The Sandman, and may also star and direct.  (more…)

‘Sandman’ Movie with Gordon-Levitt? David Goyer Wants to Make It Happen

- 11-20-13Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly


Fans of Neil Gaiman everywhere likely know of the horrible state of affairs that has followed the potential for his Sandman comic series to make it to the big screen.  This idea has been floating around since many years before the series finished its run, but nothing good has ever come of it.  Now, with the popularity of comic book flicks and the desire to milk every available property they can, the powers-that-be may be looking to finally take the plunge.  What’s more, there are a couple of interesting names being attached to the project.  Read on for more Sandman-y goodness. (more…)

SDCC ’13: Gaiman and Williams Chat About ‘The Sandman: Overture’ in New Video

- 07-20-13Comics Posted by Jason McAnelly

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If you’re a Neil Gaiman fan, you’ve no doubt already heard plenty about the coming of the new Sandman book, The Sandman: Overture.  Yes, after all these damn years, Gaiman is returning to the roots of his fame and bringing us a brand fkn new Sandman comic.  And now, courtesy of an interview via San Diego Comic Con, we here at Nerd Bastards have a video for you in which Gaiman and his artist J.H. Williams III talk a bit about the new series and what to expect.  Check it out below:

Personally, I’m all fanboy about this one.  What do the folks out in Nerd Reader-land think about it?  More Sandman good?  Or do we need a prequel at all?


Thanks to BleedingCool for helping to spread the love.

‘Sandman: Overture’ Issue #1 Cover and Potential ‘Sandman’ Movie Rumors

- 07-17-13Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly


Good news for fans of Neil Gaiman – The Sandman is back in the news.  In addition to the coming of a new comic, The Sandman: Overture (the cover of which you can see above), it looks like there may be a little pull from DC to get Warner Bros. working on a movie adaptation of the original Sandman series.  Check the rumormill highlights out below.

Apparently, DC President Diane Nelson, in a recent interview, said that one of the top DC titles on her list of “make these into movies” is Gaiman’s The Sandman.  It may seem like nothing that the prez of DC said that she wants to see Gaiman’s work turned into a big screen flick, but she also happens to be the one at DC with the biggest pull when it comes to pushing Warner Bros. towards new projects.

Given that Warner Bros. already has enough on their plate with the Man of Steel success and their subsequent race to start competing seriously in the super hero movie wars, it could be some time before they get around to it, even if it is on their list.  And we certainly don’t want a repeat of the first attempt at a Sandman movie, in which the movie execs tried to alter the story by having Morpheus summoned into the world via a group of teenagers doing a ritual at a party.  With the popularity of the comic and the rabid nature of fans these days, there would likely be a riot.

Those that want to check out The Sandman: Overture can expect to see it hitting shelves this fall.  As for the movie… well, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.  MaybeDC has something to say about it at SDCC this year? <crossing fingers>  Make sure to check in with Nerd Bastards to see whatever it is that DC has to say over the weekend, Sandman related or not.


Thanks to BleedingCool and io9 for the heads-up.

Nerdy Bits: Sandman Tattoo, the Most Expensive Comic Statue Ever, Jurassic Vogue and MOAR!!!

- 07-10-13Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, WTF? Posted by Regina Lizik

gender bending thorin cosplay

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at

ABOVE:  This Thorin cosplay is beautifully detailed but what makes it super fun is that under that beard is lady cosplayer Teal Pirate! That’s the great thing about cosplay, you can be anyone you want, even a different gender! [Fashionably Geek]


Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’ Returns October 30th; Plus Dave McKean’s First Incredible Cover for ‘The Sandman: Overture #1′

- 07-01-13Comics Posted by Sarah Moran


It was around this time last year, at San Diego Comic-Con in fact, we learned Neil Gaiman was planning to spin another tale of Morpheus, the dream lord, and the world of the Endless. This new Sandman series from Vertigo teams Gaiman with J.H. Williams III, and bring fans another chapter, an earlier chapter, in the life of Morpheus, before he’s ever captured. The Sandman: Overture is scheduled to begin releasing, bi-monthly, on October 30th. You better make sure you let your local comic shop know to include this one in your pull.

Gaiman spoke with The New York Times today about the upcoming series, saying,

This is the one story that we never got to tell. In SANDMAN #1 Morpheus is captured somehow. Later on in the series, you learn he was returning from somewhere far, far away – but we never got to the story of what he was doing and what had happened. This is our chance to tell that story, and J.H. Williams III is drawing it. It’s the most beautiful thing in the world.

There won’t be a more buzzed about comic book this year, I guarantee it. Both Gaiman and Williams are comic book superstars, and their collaboration on this book will prove genius, I just know it. Though they aren’t the only creatives involved you should be excited about. Returning to create The Sandman‘s stunning and eye-catching covers is Dave McKean, who, along with Williams, will  create covers for every issue of Overture. Both McKean’s and Williams’ covers will be released, and the books will be available both in print and digitally on the same day. There’ll also be a deluxe version, released bi-monthly and alternating with the original’s release, that will include original scripts, additional designs and sketches, plus a Q&A with the creative team beginning in November.

My face hurts I’m so excited for The Sandman: Overture! I can’t decide if I’ll be buying it digitally, in print, or both because this book’ll will be so freakin’ beautiful I’ll want it everywhere and every way. Gaiman, Williams, and McKean will also be attending SDCC this year and will appear during Vertigo’s 25th Anniversary panel. Expect more news about Overture in the weeks leading up to and at the con.

Hit the jump for the full press release and a look at McKean’s insanely awesome cover for The Sandman: Overture #1. Are you super excited for Overture? Adding it to your pull already?

Source: DC Comics