Kick-Ass has yet to be released in theaters, but that hasn't stopped Matthew Vaughn from expressing interest in tacking other comic book projects. Over the past few weeks, Vaughn has expressed interest in helming the Spider-Man reboot for Sony and The Avengers with Marvel Studios. Now he lets fans of Neil Gaiman's epic masterpiece The Sandman that he would jump at the chance to bring the story to life:
"I think Neil deserves to have more stuff made. I think it's weird that hardly any Neil Gaiman stuff has been made. The idea that no one has made Sandman yet is weird.
Gaiman's Sandman series tells the story of Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, the anthropomorphic personification of dreams themselves. At the start of the series, Morpheus is captured by an occult ritual and held prisoner for 70 years. Morpheus escapes in the modern day and after revenging himself upon his captors he sets about rebuilding his kingdom, the Dreaming, which has fallen into disrepair during his absence. The series introduces audiences to Morpheus' brothers and sisters the Endless, the personifications of Death, Despair, Delirium, Desire, Destruction and Destiny. The story lines primarily take place in the Dreaming, Morpheus's realm, and the waking world, with occasional visits to other domains, such as Hell, Faerie, Asgard, and the domains of the other Endless.
Gaiman himself has summarized the plot of the series (in the foreword to Endless Nights) as "The Lord of Dreams learns that one must change or die, and makes his decision."
When Vaughn was asked if he was interested in taking control of the project he said, "You know what, I would love to do Sandman, but I think it's stuck in development hell. But that could be like a Lord of the Rings – just a huge movie."