Neil Gaiman is a superstar for Comic Book fans, while his name made not be well known in the mainstream media, he is a legend to us geeks.
Stardust is the book that brought Gaiman most attention back in 1997. Co-created by himself and Charles Vess, Stardust quickly found itself as a fan favorite and the original books found themselves fetching quite a bit of money on the secondary market.
Stardust will soon be seen on the big screen thanks to Paramount and at the helm director Matthew Vaughn.
�Stardust has a very different tone and style to the rest of Gaiman's prose fiction, being consciously written in the tradition of pre-Tolkien English fantasy, following in the footsteps of authors such as Lord Dunsany. It is concerned with the adventures and romantic destiny of a young man who is an inhabitant of the village of Wall, which sits on the border of the land of Faerie. Gaiman has occasionally made references to writing a sequel, or at least another book concerning the village of Wall.� Wikepedia
Another fan favorite is the highly anticipated film adaptation of Death: The High Cost of Living that has been in development for many years. The good news is that Neil revealed to the IESB that there is a current script and there are plenty of people who would like to be in the film.
I received further information this morning directly from Don Murphy (Transformers) and this is where the movie stands.
Neil Gaiman will write and direct, Angry Films Don Murphy and his partner Susan Montford (Shoot 'Em Up) are producing the film and Guillermo Del Toro is the Executive Producer.
The movie is no longer at New Line Cinema but no worries since the filmmakers believe that they have already found a new home for the project and expect some announcements in the very near future.
You can watch our exclusive video interview with Neil Gaiman by clicking on the link below.
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