Neil Gaiman’s Stardust is now a feature film

Neil Gaiman, who produced perhaps the best comic book series ever, The Sandman, and by far my favorite fantasist, has managed to get one of his novellas turned into a feature film with some major stars attached (De Niro, Claire Danes, Ricky Gervais, Peter O’Toole, Michelle Pfeiffer, and others). It’s coming out this summer, and is based on his novella ‘Stardust’ which I read and enjoyed. Here’s the Stardust entry on IMDB – this is definitely worth watching for when it gets to theaters later this summer.

Also as an aside, if you enjoy fantasy you owe it to yourself to check out The Sandman series Neil wrote. This is not men in tights comic books, this is fantasy on a grand scale with superb storytelling and great art. If you have a conception of comics as something kids read, this is the series that can change your mind. The first book is a bit uneven but 2-9 are just completely awesome. Check em out!

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