10 Comic Book Movies That Will Literally Never Happen

8. The Sandman

Vertigo Comics

Neil Gaiman's masterfully surreal comic series would make one hell of a movie, and as such it's been in some form of development for roughly 20 years.

Pulp Fiction co-writer Roger Avary was originally attached before being fired, and subsequent scripts left both fans and Gaiman himself extremely dissatisfied with how the project was progressing.

By late 2013, Gaiman, David S. Goyer and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were collaborating on a new attempt, with the latter possibly set to star and direct, but he quit in early 2016 due to the ever-popular "creative differences", a mere day after a new screenwriter was hired no less.

Scarcely little has been heard since, though last year Gaiman did consider the idea of adapting The Sandman into a TV show instead. As wonderful as it'd be to see the movie made, it's just too ambitious, too expensive and too damn weird for Hollywood to roll the dice on it.

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