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[[File:Sandman2comic.jpg|300px|right|thumb]]On 30 November 2010, an article in [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/live-feed/comic-icon-sandman-tv-series-54387 ''The Hollywood Reporter] revealed that [[Eric Kripke]] was rumored to be the writer-producer associated with a project Sandman'' is owned by DC Comics, and Warner Brothers is said to adapt Neil Gaiman’s be in negotiations to acquire the television rights. It is not the first time ''Sandman'' graphic novels for televisionhas been in development with previously mooted versions including a Roger Avery movie in the mid-90s and more recently an HBO series.
On 30 November 2010, an article in [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/live-feed/comic-icon-sandman-tv-series-54387 The Hollywood Reporter] revealed that [[Eric Kripke]] was rumored to be the writer-producer associated with a project by Warner Brothers to adapt [[Neil Gaiman]]’s ''Sandman'' graphic comics for television. At [[Comic Con 2010]], Kripke had teased about the projects he was working on since he had stepped down as showrunner for ''Supernatural''. He mentioned having a “big” TV project and a movie in the works. The influence of Gaiman’s work is obvious in Supernatural, and at [[Comic Con 2007]], [[http://tvoftheabsurd.com/2007/07/25/eric-kripke-satans-head-writer/ Kripke acknowledged this:] “I was hoping I would meet [Neil Gaiman] because he’s a huge influence on Supernatural, between American Gods and Sandman.”
At [[Comic Con 2010Paleyfest]]on 14 March 2011, Kripke had teased about reported that the projects TV series based on ''Sandman'' -- "my all-time favorite comic" -- would not appear this season although he said he was working on since he had stepped down as showrunner for Supernaturalhopeful the project would still go ahead. [http://www.hollywoodreporter. He mentioned having a “big” TV com/live-feed/eric-kripke-sandman-tv-series-167337 Watch video of Eric talking about the project and a movie in the works.]
Through the project, Kripke did get to speak with the Neil Gaiman:
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"I’m such a fan of Neil, and he’s every bit as smart as promised and every bit as cool and down-to-earth, and I just loved my conversations with him... I've ripped off Neil front, right and center. I mean Supernatural is basically "Sandman meets American Gods"
</blockquote>
''Sandman'' is owned by DC ComicsKripke reported that he told Neil: "Just so you know, I rip you off all the time for the show," to which Neil responded "I really appreciate that because you and Kevin Smith have both been very public about ripping me off, and Warner Brothers is said I don’t mind if people rip me off, I just want them to be in negotiations to acquire the television rights. It is not the first time ''Sandman'' has been in development with previously mooted versions including a Roger Avery movie in the mid-90s public and more recently an HBO seriesadmit it."
On 16 March 2011 DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns confirmed that the project had not been abandoned "The Sandman is awake! Psyched to be working with Neil on developing one of the greatest series ever!" A few day later on 22 March [http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2011/03/from-ice-storm.html Gaiman comments on his blog]: "Nobody has actually optioned Sandman as a TV series from DC Comics, who own it. Eric Kripke (of Supernatural fame) pitched his approach to DC and to me last year, and we liked it and we liked him, but it didn't feel quite right at that point, so we passed."
The influence He went on to say "if we find the perfect person with the perfect way of Gaiman’s work is obvious in Supernatural, and at [[Comic Con 2007]], Kripke acknowledged this: “I was hoping I would meet [Neil Gaiman] because he’s a huge influence on Supernaturaltreating the material, between American Gods and Sandmanit'll happen.” [http://tvoftheabsurdAnd otherwise it won't.com/2007/07/25/eric-kripke-satans-head-writer/ Source]"
See the [[Neil Gaiman]] page for references to his work in Supernatural.
 
 
At [[Paleyfest]] on 14 March 2011, Kripke reported that the TV series based on The Sandman - "my all-time favorite comic" - "would not appear this season although he said he was hopeful the project would still go ahead.
 
 
* [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/eric-kripke-sandman-tv-series-167337 Watch video of Eric talking about the project].
 
 
Through the project, Kripke did get to speak with the Neil Gaiman:<blockquote>
 
 
"I’m such a fan of Neil, and he’s every bit as smart as promised and every bit as cool and down-to-earth, and I just loved my conversations with him... I've ripped off Neil front, right and center. I mean Supernatural is basically "Sandman meets American Gods" </blockquote>
 
 
Kripke reported that he told Neil: "Just so you know, I rip you off all the time for the show,’ to which Neil responded ‘I really appreciate that because you and Kevin Smith have both been very public about ripping me off, and I don’t mind if people rip me off, I just want them to be public and admit it."
 
 
16 March: DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns confirmed that the project had not been abandoned "The Sandman is awake! Psyched to be working with Neil on developing one of the greatest series ever!" [http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=30421 Source]
 
22 March: [http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2011/03/from-ice-storm.html Gaiman comments on his blog]: "Nobody has actually optioned Sandman as a TV series from DC Comics, who own it. Eric Kripke (of Supernatural fame) pitched his approach to DC and to me last year, and we liked it and we liked him, but it didn't feel quite right at that point, so we passed."
 
He went on to say "if we find the perfect person with the perfect way of treating the material, it'll happen. And otherwise it won't."
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