Neil Gaiman's Novel 'American Gods' is Heading to the Big Screen
The writer has already seen several of his stories like Coraline and Stardust adapted to the big screen, and now another novel from Neil Gaiman will be getting the feature film treatment. Digital Spy (via Bleeding Cool) recently talked to the author who revealed his 2001 novel American Gods would be heading to the big screen. Gaiman said, "I'm going to be having a meeting in LA with the people that the film rights have been sold to. I'm going to be talking to them, find out where they're going and if there's any way that I can help." In addition, the author says a big time director is attached to the adaptation.
For those unfamiliar with the story, here's the official synopsis from Gaiman's website:
Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming — a battle for the very soul of America . . . and they are in its direct path.
As for the director who might take on the adaptation, Gaiman doesn't give a name, but he did say, "There is one cinematographer and director on board who has many, many Oscars and is I think is a genius, and I love the fact that he fell in love with this about six or seven years ago and has not given up and just kept coming back and kept coming back." I'm not sure who it might be, but if it's someone with "many, many Oscars" then it sounds like this adaptation will be in the right hands. Hopefully we'll find out something official sooner than later. Sound good?