“The Sandman,” the hit Netflix series adapting the 75-volume cult comic book edited since 1989, is the culmination of decades of trying. , Neil Gaiman derailed plans for his comic to be adapted for film. In a new interview, the author admits to having been responsible for anonymously getting to the press a script that had been written by Jon Peters, who is best known for having produced the 1976 and 2018 versions of “A Star Is Born.” “It was the worst script I’d ever read from anyone,” he recalled to Rolling Stone. Neil Gaiman said exactly the same when a person in Jon Peters’ office called him to ask what he had thought and then decided to kill the project before going any further. from the ‘website’ of ent retention over the past decade, particularly following allegations of alleged sex crimes against its founder Harry Knowles.”And I thought, what will Ain’t It Cool News think of the argument they’re going to receive anonymously. And they wrote a fabulous article about what the worst argument was ever sent to them. And all of a sudden, the possibility of this movie happening disappeared,” he recalled with natural satisfaction. “And instead, Jon Peters turned his attention to the ‘Wild Wild West,” he concluded. That effort, too, became famous, but by the worst. reasons: the 1998 futuristic western is considered the worst film in Will Smith’s career.
"The Sandman" could have been a movie: Neil Gaiman admits he sabotaged plans for his cult comic