How Hollywood Almost Massacred ‘Sandman’

Despite the fact that Farmer hadn’t read all of the Sandman comics (and found what he had read to be “undisciplined”), he was handed the gig – which he was promptly instructed to turn into a Terminator 2 rip-off in which Morpheus is the villain. According to Farmer: “The goal of the project was to take the Sandman name and use it as a franchise while making the actual story something more ‘for the masses.’” He was also instructed to include a scene where Morpheus inexplicably visits a rave. You know, for the kids.

More recently, there were plans to make a Sandman movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which also fell through after Gordon-Levitt and several screenwriters exited the project, ultimately paving the way for this new Netflix iteration – which is hopefully a real show and not secretly a coma dream. In which case, you need better unconscious hospital fantasies, buddy. 

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