Posts tagged with "Neil Gaiman"

More American Gods Cast Announced As Production Begins

More American Gods Cast Announced As Production Begins
As production commences on Starz’ 10-episode adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel American Gods, Gaiman has been on-set tweeting pics while the PR department has been busy announcing new members of the cast. The show is about an ex-convict, Shadow Moon, who unwillingly becomes involved in a war between the old Gods imported to American by immigrants and new Gods of modern world; the Gods of celebrity, drugs and media. Cloris Leachman... 

Three More Cast In American Gods

Three More Cast In American Gods
Starz has announced three more roles have been cast in its major TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, joining headliners Ian McShane as Mister Wednesday, Emily Browning as Laura Moon and Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon. Yetide Badaki (Aquarius, Masters Of Sex) will play Bilquis, Sean Harris (The Borgias, Prometheus) will play Mad Sweeney and Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) will play Technical Boy. The series will begin production next... 

American Gods Casts Emily Browning As Laura Moon

American Gods Casts Emily Browning As Laura Moon
Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Legend) has been cast as Laura Moon in Starz’s upcoming television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel American Gods. Emily Browning in Sucker Punch Laura Moon is the wife of  central character Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle). At the start of the story she has been preparing for her husband’s pending prison release but he then he goes off an unexpected journey across America as the body guard to the mysterious... 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Quits Sandman Movie

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Quits Sandman Movie
Seems that Newline’s announcement earlier that The Sandman movie has a new writer was symptomatic of larger changes happening on the Neil Gaiman adaptation. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was set to direct the film, has suddenly announced via Facebook that he’s quit the project creative differences. “So, as you might know if you like to follow these sorts of things, a while back, David Goyer and I made a producing deal with Warner Brothers to develop... 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Sandman Movie Has A New Writer

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Sandman Movie Has A New Writer
The Joseph Gordon-Levitt-directed adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comics for New Line has a landed new writer with a lot of horror movies on his CV working. Eric Heisserer has worked on the remakes of A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Thing, as well Final Destination 5 and the upcoming The Conjuring 2 and Lights Out. He also provided the script for The Story Of Your Life, the sequel to Sicario. As well as directing, Joseph Gordon-Levitt... 

Ian McShane Is American Gods’ Mr Wednesday

Ian McShane Is American Gods’ Mr Wednesday
With his much-anticipated appearance on Game Of Thrones just weeks away, the ever-brilliant Ian McShane (Deadwood, Lovejoy) has now also been confirmed for another major telefantasy appearance. He has landed the plum role of Mr Wednesday in Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. Which in a roundabout way, means he’s also playing Thor’s dad. Let us explain. The series, like the book, is a kind of supernatual road movie across the... 

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Series Casts The 100’s Ricky Whittle As Shadow Moon

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Series Casts The 100’s Ricky Whittle As Shadow Moon
American Gods has nabbed itself a British star. Oldham-born ex-Hollyoaks star Ricky Whittle (who’s recently been getting a whole new fanbase on the US YA show The 100) has been cast in the lead role of ex-convict turned Norse God errand boy Shadow Moon in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel.   “I’m thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow,” says Neil Gaiman. “His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking... 

Is Neil Gaiman Planning A Gormenghast Movie?

Is Neil Gaiman Planning A Gormenghast Movie?
Mervyn Peake’s sprawling fantasy land Gormenghast could be headed to the big screen courtesy of Neil Gaiman. Little is known about the project but the news comes straight from Gaiman’s Twitter feed, where sudden out of nowhere Gaiman announced, “Tomorrow we start talking to studios, and will soon find out which of them wants to make Mervyn Peake’s wonderful Gormenghast as a movie.” The BBC Gorrmenghast Gaiman is well known as a fans of Peake’s... 

Not Just A Likely Story… Yet Another Gaiman TV Show On The Way

Not Just A Likely Story… Yet Another Gaiman TV Show On The Way
We’ve seen the future of TV… and it’s wall-to-wall Neil Gaiman-based dramas. Now you can another one to a list that includes Neverwhere, Lucifer and American Gods (not to mention the Fortunately, The Milk… and How To Talk To Girls At Parties films), though this one is a little different. The UK channel Sky Arts is set to make Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories based on four of the writer’s short stories. According to The Guardian, production... 

Lucifer: 2 Trailers For New Gaiman-Based TV Series

Lucifer: 2 Trailers For New Gaiman-Based TV Series
FOX has released new trailers for Lucifer, a new show debuting up in January next year that’s a loose adaptation of the comic book character created by Neil Gaiman for The Sandman and its spin-off comic book series Lucifer written by Mike Carey, both from DC’s Vertigo imprint. Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord Of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (played by Tom Ellis of Miranda fame) has abandoned his... 
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