Eric Heisserer Exits Sandman and Cites it Should Be an HBO Series


New Line’s adaptation of the Neil Gaiman’s story Sandman, has hit another roadblock, as another screenwriter has left the project. Eric Heisserer, who stepped in after Joseph Gordon-Levitt left the project for his own reasons of “creative differences, ” told io9 that he feels like the character and story would be better suited as a HBO series or limited series akin to a miniseries.

I had many conversations with Neil [Gaiman] on this, and I did a lot of work on the feature and came to the conclusion that the best version of this property exists as an HBO series or limited series, not as a feature film, not even as a trilogy. The structure of the feature film really doesn’t mesh with this. So I went back and said here’s the work that I’ve done. This isn’t where it should be. It needs to go to TV. So I talked myself out of a job!

Eric Heisserer also mentions that his inclusion was not the reason Joseph Gordon-Levitt left the project as it might have seemed to some people. But he does mention the two of them did agree on the opinion that Sandman needs to have a TV Format.

Source: io9

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