The Sandman by Neil Gaiman – Available 07.15.20 only on Audiblehttps://www.audible.com/pd/The-Sandma…

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times Magazine as “the greatest epic in the history of comic books”, The Sandman changed the game with its dark, literary world of fantasy and horror – creating a global, cultural phenomenon in the process. At long last, Audible and DC present the first-ever audio production of the New York Times best-selling series written by acclaimed storyteller Neil Gaiman (who also serves as co-executive producer). Adapted and directed by multi-award-winner (and frequent Gaiman collaborator) Dirk Maggs, and performed by an ensemble cast with James McAvoy (It, Parts One and Two, X-Men: First Class, Split) in the title role, this first installment of a multi-part original audio series will transport you to a world that re-writes the rules of audio entertainment the way that The Sandman originally re-defined the graphic novel.

When The Sandman, also known as Lord Morpheus – the immortal king of dreams, stories and the imagination – is pulled from his realm and imprisoned on Earth by a nefarious cult, he languishes for decades before finally escaping. Once free, he must retrieve the three “tools” that will restore his power and help him to rebuild his dominion, which has deteriorated in his absence. As the multi-threaded story unspools, The Sandman descends into Hell to confront Lucifer (Michael Sheen), chases rogue nightmares who have escaped his realm, and crosses paths with an array of characters from DC comic books, ancient myths, and real-world history, including: Inmates of Gotham City’s Arkham Asylum, Doctor Destiny, the muse Calliope, the three Fates, William Shakespeare (Arthur Darvill), and many more.

A powerhouse supporting cast helps translate this masterwork into a sonic experience worthy of its legacy, including Riz Ahmed, Kat Dennings, Taron Egerton, Samantha Morton, Bebe Neuwirth, Andy Serkis, and more. Setting the stage for their performance is an unprecedented cinematic soundscape featuring an original musical score by British Academy Award winner James Hannigan. Fans will especially revel in a new twist for the audio adaptation: Neil Gaiman himself serves as the narrator. Follow him as he leads listeners along a winding path of myths, imagination and, often, terror. Even in your wildest dreams, you’ve never heard anything like this.

Daily Planet intern Clark Kent takes learning-on-the-job to new extremes when Lobo and Parasite set their sights on Metropolis in Superman: Man of Tomorrow, available later in summer 2020 on Digital, 4K, Blu-ray & DVD.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Superman: Man of Tomorrow is the 41st film in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Darren Criss (Glee, American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace) and Emmy nominee Zachary Quinto (Star Trek franchise, Heroes) lead a star-studded cast as the voices of Superman/Clark Kent and Lex Luthor, respectively. The cast also includes Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas, Baywatch, All My Children) as Lois Lane, Brett Dalton (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Parasite/Rudy Jones, Ryan Hurst (The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Remember the Titans) as Lobo, Ike Amadi (Mass Effect 3, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge) as Martian Manhunter, Neil Flynn (The Middle, Scrubs) as Jonathan Kent, Bellamy Young (Scandal, Prodigal Son) as Martha Kent, Cristina Milizia (DC Super Hero Girls) as Maya, Petey & Kaylie, Eugene Byrd (Bones, LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures) as Ron Troupe, April Stewart (South Park) as Mrs. Ross, and Piotr Michael (The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle) as Perry White, as well as Cissy Jones (Firewatch) and David Chen (Gotham).

Chris Palmer (Voltron: Legendary Defender) is the director of Superman: Man of Tomorrow, utilizing a script by Tim Sheridan (The Death of Superman). Supervising Producer is Butch Lukic.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons – The Movie offers a new take on the Deathstroke legacy. Mercenary and master assassin Slade Wilson leads two lives: one as the relentless killer known as Deathstroke, and the other as a dedicated family man. When these worlds collide, forced together by the vicious terror group known as H.I.V.E., it is the killer in Slade who must fight to save his loved ones, as well as what remains of himself. With his soul torn apart and his young son held captive, Deathstroke will have to atone for the sins of his past to fuel the battles of his future!

Descender Ascender

Canada’s Lark Productions has acquired the exclusive television rights to Image Comics’ sci-fi graphic novel series “Descender,” and its sequel “Ascender,” created by New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lemire (“Black Hammer”) and artist Dustin Nguyen (“Batman: Streets of Gotham”).

“Fortunate Son” producer Lark, which is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, will develop and produce the series.

“Descender” was launched in 2015 and 32 graphic novels were published through 2018. It follows Tim-21, a companion robot who is thrust into a hostile cosmos when he discovers that he’s the missing link between a fleet of life-annihilating constructs and modern robotics. In 2016, Nguyen won the Eisner for best painter/multi-media artist for the series.

“Ascender” was launched in 2019. Set 10 years after the events of “Descender,” “Ascender” imagines a magical world sans machines and follows a young girl who embarks on an epic quest to find Tim-21.

Lemire said, “The world of “Descender” and “Ascender” just keeps growing, and Dustin and I are very happy to be working with Lark to bring it to televisions screens as well. Their passion for the comics and devotion to telling the story the right way has us both very excited.”

“‘Descender’ [and] ‘Ascender’ is a beautifully crafted saga, examining the tolls of technology on nature and humanity, which feels very timely for television,” added Erin Haskett, president of Lark Productions.

Haskett, Lemire and Nguyen will serve as executive producers on the project.

In 2015, Sony Pictures Entertainment acquired rights for a feature film adaptation of “Descender.”

Source: NBCUniversal’s Lark Nabs TV Rights to ‘Descender,’ ‘Ascender’ Comics – Variety

As a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. Graham Bricke (Édgar Ramírez), a career criminal who was never able to hit the big score, teams up with famous gangster progeny Kevin Cash (Michael Pitt), and black market hacker Shelby Dupree (Anna Brewster), to commit the heist of the century and the last crime in American history before the signal goes off. Based on the Radical Publishing graphic novel created by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, The Last Days of American Crime is directed by Olivier Megaton, written by Karl Gajdusek, produced by Jesse Berger, p.g.a., Jason Michael Berman, p.g.a., and Barry Levine, with Sharlto Copley also co-starring. Watch The Last Days of American Crime on Netflix June 5.

Brolin Forte Set For Netflixs Sweet Tooth

Netflix has handed out an eight-episode series order for live-action drama series based on Jeff Lemire’s famed DC Vertigo Comics title “Sweet Tooth” which hails from Warner Bros. Television.

James Brolin will lend his voice as the show’s narrator while Will Forte (“MacGruber”), Adeel Akhtar (“The Big Sick”), Nonso Anozie (“Game of Thrones”) and Christian Convery (“Beautiful Boy”) will star.

Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran are set to executive produce the project described as a family-friendly and broad appealing work following the storybook adventures of Gus – part deer, part boy – who leaves his home in the forest to find the outside world ravaged by a cataclysmic event.

He joins a ragtag family of humans and animal-children hybrids like himself in search of answers about this new world and the mystery behind his hybrid origins.

Jim Mickle (“Hap and Leonard”) and Beth Schwartz (“Arrow”) are set to pen the script, executive produce and serve as co-showrunners. Mickle also will direct.

Source: Brolin, Forte Set For Netflix’s “Sweet Tooth” – Dark Horizons

All Star Cast To Voice Gaimans Sandman

An all-star cast has been assembled for Audible’s audio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed comic series “Sandman” with James McAvoy taking on the lead role of Dream/Morpheus while Gaiman himself serves as narrator.

Other cast members include Taron Egerton as John Constantine, Michael Sheen as Lucifer, Kat Dennings as Death, Riz Ahmed as The Corinthian, Andy Serkis as Matthew the Raven, Miriam Margolyes as Despair, Bebe Neuwirth as The Siamese Cat and Samantha Morton as Urania Blackwell.

There’s also Joanna Lumley as Lady Joanna Constantine, Arthur Darvill as William Shakespeare, Paterson Jospeh as Choronzon, Justin Vivian Bond as Desire, Reginald D. Hunter as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter, Anton Lesser as Dr. John Hathaway, Josie Lawrence as Mad Hettie, William Hope as Doctor Destiny, Matthew Horne as Hob Gadling and Sue Johnston as Unity Kinkaid.

The original comic ran for 75 issues from 1989-1996 and began with the accidental capture of Dream, the younger brother of Death, and the journey that begins when he is released seven decades later.

The first part of the Audible drama will debut July 15th and adapts the first three volumes of the graphic novel series. Gaiman is narrating the series and is executive producing alongside longtime collaborator Dirk Maggs who adapted the comics and is directing the series.

It comes as attempts are being made by New Line, Netflix and Warner Bros. Television to adapt the property into an event series – one that will be the most expensive TV series that DC Entertainment has ever done.

Source: All-Star Cast To Voice Gaiman’s “Sandman” – Dark Horizons

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