Neil Gaiman and George R.R. Martin aren't the only authors who have stepped up and provided teleplays for their adapted work. Stephen King has also written episodes for the popular summer series Under the Dome, which just returned to CBS for Season 3. American Gods, originally published in 2001, follows a war that is brewing between old and new gods, with both mythical heroes and biblical warriors losing their followers to deities that reflect more modern concerns. The new gods are money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.
Shadow Moon will be the main protagonist, an ex-con hired as the bodyguard of an older god who is attempting to push back against the new gods' glory and success. The hour-long drama has been given a straight-to-series order on Starz. Casting for Shadow Moon is currently underway. Neil Gaiman is sharing executive producer duties alongside Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, who co-created the series adaptation.Read More
Sandman comes to theaters in 2016.Read More
Neil Gaiman's Hansel and Gretel graphic novel is being developed for the big screen by The Hundred-Foot Journey producer Juliet Blake. The film will be live-action.
The story follows the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale about a brother and sister threatened by a witch living inside a candy house. Lorenzo Mattotti illustrated the book, which will be in stores this October. Juliet Blake is producing through her Four Chickens for a Fiver banner.Read More
Elle Fanning is attached to star in How to Talk to Girls at Parties, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 2006 short story which was nominated for a Hugo Award.
The short story is set in 1970s London, following two teenage boys who attend a party. While one boy has no trouble mingling with the female guests, the other shy boy comes to learn that the girls aren't exactly human. The feature adaptation, written by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Philippa Goslett (Little Ashes) focuses on a punk kid versed in music and the arts, and a female alien tourist (Elle Fanning), who wants to break free from her tour group to explore the most dangerous place in the galaxy, the London suburb of Croydon.Read More
HBO is moving forward on a series adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods, which will be produced through Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone production banner, the company behind the now-concluded HBO series Big Love.
Robert Richardson, who brought the idea to Playtone, will pen the pilot script along with Neil Gaiman. The story follows a battle between two different God-like factions.Read More
Neil Gaiman has announced that a film adaptation of his book American Gods is in development, and a "genius" unnamed director "who has many, many Oscars" is attached to the project.Read More
The news comes just one day after Supernatural creator Eric Kripke said the project was dead. Eric Kripke had originally been set to adapt the Neil Gaiman comic book series and, after his comments, it seemed the project was stalled, at the very least. Now it's clear this project is still in development, although it likely won't be ready for this upcoming season.
It isn't clear if Geoff Johns and Neil Gaiman are writing the pilot script themselves, or if they are seeking out other writers to adapt the comic book series.Read More
Author Neil Gaiman has been hired by Chinese producer Jizhong Zhang to adapt the classic novel Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en into a big-budget 3D movie.
The story centers on The Monkey King, who is accompanied by a Chinese monk, a pig spirit and a fish spirit, to India where he seeks out the ancient texts of Buddha for enlightenment. Journey to the West will be an English-language production, although it will be shot in China and use a blend of Western and Eastern actors.Read More