DEATH Film Adaptation is Dead
Published: October 18, 2010 - 1:41pm
Acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman is saying that the film adaptation of his graphic novel Death: The High Cost of Living is officially well, dead.
For the uninformed, Death is a spin-off character from Gaiman's Sandman series. In the graphic novel, Death takes human form for one day in each century to have a better understanding of human beings instead of just taking them over to the other side. Death is the grim reaper and she's also the sister of The Sandman.
Last year Gaiman mentioned that his Death film adaptation was not looking so good and in an update this year, things have not only remained unchanged, they've gotten worse.
"So everything got closed down for reevaluation to decide what it was, to decide if they were making it or not. And Death is one of those things that’s been closed down. So, whether or not it will come back to life, I don’t know. Death seems amazingly hard to kill. And the truth is I will be happy either way," said Gaiman.
Sandman has been on the verge of being adapted in many different mediums and it looks like it may very well be headed to TV one of these days, but Gaiman doesn't seem to mind as long as his material is translated from page to screen in a convincing and good way.
"It was one of those things where I really wanted to make a Death movie because I knew that for me, the tone of voice was the most important thing about the movie. I didn’t want somebody to make a bad Death movie anymore than I want anybody to make a bad Sandman movie or TV series or whatever. So that’s the bit that’s important to me: Is it any good?" said Gaiman.