Richard Kadrey's SANDMAN SLIM Novels Picked up by Studio 8

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Richard Kadrey's SANDMAN SLIM Novels Picked up by Studio 8
Deadline 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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YojimboSeptember 23, 2016 2:12 PM

I have enjoyed all the Sandman Slim novels so far.
Have they been optioned for movies of TV?

KurtSeptember 23, 2016 3:01 PM

I read this first one in this series. It was fun, but I cannot imagine reading 8 (!) of them. I'll watch a movie, but I fear that the film will gloss it up instead of sleaze it down.

Andrew S MackSeptember 23, 2016 3:04 PM

Ah. Yes. The article says a franchise so I presume that means film franchise.

Andrew S MackSeptember 23, 2016 4:51 PM

I too saw no reason to go beyond the first novel. It was more of a curiosity than a necessity for me.