New Line’s ‘Sandman’ Screenwriter Leaves Project Due To Creative Differences

Eric Heisserer, the man who was done work on movies such as Hours and Arrival has officially quit New Line’s adaptation of Sandman. This is apparently due to two reasons, firstly due to “Creative Differences”, and also due to his belief that Sandman should be saved for a television series, as opposed to a film.


In an interview with i09, Heisserer discussed what happened, and why he is no longer involved with the project.

“I had many conversations with Neil [Gaiman] on this, and I did a lot of work on the feature and came to the conclusion that the best version of this property exists as an HBO series or limited series, not as a feature film, not even as a trilogy, The structure of the feature film really doesn’t mesh with this. So I went back and said here’s the work that I’ve done. This isn’t where it should be. It needs to go to TV. So I talked myself out of a job!”

This definitely is not a good sign for the film, which was already having trouble getting off their feet. New Line has to make sure that this movie doesn’t become the new Gambit. 

Do you think Sandman can recover from this? Would you rather this be a movie or a tv series? Let us know in the comments or on our twitter @ComicDrops!