The Top 10 Comic Book Movies Hollywood Still Needs to Make (#1): The Sandman

Click here for #10 — Dr. Doom — and the introduction to this project.

Click here for Part #9 — Justice League.

Click here for Part #8 — The Riddler.

Click here for Part #7 — Transmetropolitan

Click here for Part #6 — The Silver Surfer

Click here for Part #5 — Rorschach

Click here for Part #4 — The Invisibles

Click here for Part #3 — PIGMAN

Click here for Part #2 — Testament

1. Sandman

Really Neil Gaiman’s comic masterpiece The Sandman shouldn’t be a film but an HBO series.

The 10-volume epic tells the story of Morpheus, the King of the Dreams, and his family the Endless (who are other embodiments of human experience: Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Destruction, and Delight/Delirium). It’s the comic world’s crowning jewel – the most literary, sophisticated work ever. Gaiman incorporates stories and myths from cultures around the planet and sets his narratives all throughout history. (After all, as long as there have been stories there has been the King of the Dreams.) Perhaps with the success of Game of Thrones there will be more interest in exploring long-form fantasy projects?

I’m not even sure where to begin with casting…