is reporting that the Sandman Slim
series of novels written by Richard Kadrey have been optioned by Studio 8. The series is already eight books strong; the most recent was released this Summer. There is a ninth on the way. Key Symons has been hired to start the adaptation process; we are a ways away from starting production.
The series revolves around James “Sandman Slim” Stark, a fast talking, hard-boiled, supernatural vigilante who escapes from Hell to avenge his girlfriend’s murder and hunt down the magicians responsible for getting him sent “downtown.”
I don't remember how I came across Kadrey's work. It might have been his cyber punk novel Metrophage, which read like a love letter to William Gibson. But I did read the first Sandman Slim novel because I am also a sucker for urban fantasy novels as well. He could have offered a foreward or a quote on something else I was reading. I digress. I found the Sandman Slim novel to be defenitely pulpy and grimey. It is perfect for someone looking to ride the hype around, say, AMCs Preacher series.
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