James McAvoy to star in Neil Gaiman’s new Sandman podcast adaptation

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James McAvoy to star in Neil Gaiman’s new Sandman podcast adaptation

After over 30 years in numerous levels of growth, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s seminal Sandman comedian is lastly arriving this summer time.

Announced on Wednesday, The Sandman, a multi-part Audible Original drama collection, will arrive to the podcast and audiobook platform on July 15. Adapted and directed by completed audio dramatist Dirk Maggs, and overseen by Gaiman, who serves as inventive director, government producer and narrator, the brand new adaptation stars James McAvoy (His Dark Materials, the X-Men movies) as Dream, a godlike being who, after being imprisoned by an occultist for 70 years, finds himself on a quest to rebuild his ethereal kingdom. The podcast is ready to adapt the primary three volumes of the graphic novel collection: Preludes & Nocturnes, The Doll’s House, and Dream Country). Gaiman’s collection initially ran from 1989 to 1996, however has since been continued in numerous instructions.

Joining McAvoy within the forged are Riz Ahmed, Justin Vivian Bond as Desire, Arthur Darvill, Kat Dennings as Death, Taron Egerton, William Hope, Josie Lawrence, Miriam Margolyes as Despair, Samantha Morton, Bebe Neuwirth, Andy Serkis, and Michael Sheen as Lucifer

“This is a wealthy audio adaptation of The Sandman Graphic Novels, brilliantly crafted by Dirk Maggs, with an all-star forged,” Neil Gaiman in a press release from the unique announcement. “I’ve loved being there to talk casting, there to read the scripts and offer occasional advice, and there in the studios, watching magic get made and recording the narration. I can’t wait until the world hears what we’ve done.”

“This audio iteration of The Sandman is big in scope and ambition and primarily based completely on Neil’s unique notes and scripts for his iconic DC collection. Our manufacturing dives deep into Neil’s creativeness, as if he’s writing these tales beside us, lifting out particulars and story parts few have been aware about till now,” added Maggs. “Audio uniquely complements the comic book artists’ visual imagination and Neil’s creative brilliance, while our amazing cast and Jim Hannigan’s music add new emotional punch. This project’s three-decade incubation period has been worth every minute of the wait. It’s the very essence of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.”

Audible will roll out the primary a part of the collection on July 15, however Audible didn’t specify what number of installments have been within the works. The podcast is only the start of Sandman fever: Announced final July, Netflix can also be within the works on a TV adaptation of the collection, shepherded by The Dark Knight screenwriter David S. Goyer.

More data on pre-ordering the audio drama may be discovered on Audible’s website.

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