Movie fans and critics alike were excited to discover that the musical, set to be performed by Australian composer Neil Gaim and a team of film composers, was going to be a part of the upcoming American adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Neil G.aiman.
Gaiman, who died in November 2017, had previously described the film as “a very big story about love and revenge, and about the way you become what you hate.
It’s all very personal to me”.
In the new musical, a young couple will be swept away by a storm and lose their home in the storm, leaving them with nowhere to go and no way to rebuild their lives.
The musical will follow a trio of characters from the novel, and will also include a “glamorous cast of Hollywood stars”.
The musical adaptation will star Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Josh Gad, Matthew Modine, James Corden and Michael B. Jordan.
The American version of the novel will be directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Tom Hiddleston, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba and Jesse Eisenberg.
The Sandman will be released on October 17.