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Hey, they made a Spirit move, why not........?
by The Alpha Craig

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Yeah, he does look like the Crow. So what?

Yeah, he does look like the Crow. So what?
Greetings Super Heroes, this is your friendly neighborhood Alpha Craig with another column containing comic book movie goodness. I had an idea for a series of columns that features lesser known comic book characters that should have their own movies (which essentially means I can write the next four columns at once and put it on cruise control for the next month - Procrastinating Craig.) This week's column will almost literally put you to sleep based my choice. So get your snuggie, your warm cup of milk and get ready for The Sandman.
Let me just start off with a little clarification. There have been several characters with the name and-or moniker
The original, but not who I'm talking about.

The original, but not who I'm talking about.
Sandman. There is Flint Marko/Sandman of Spiderman fame, Wesley Dodds/Sandman of the Justice Society and many of the other subsequent mainstream DC characters of the same name. I am not referring to any of them nor am I talking about the professional ECWwrestler of the name either so let's have no misconceptions as to whom I am referring.
He has used several names over the years. Dream, Morpheus, Oneiros, The Shaper, The Shaper of Form, Lord of the Dreaming, The Dream King, Dream-Sneak, Dream Cat, Murphy, Kai'ckul and Lord L'Zoril), the Lord of Dreams just to name a few. It all comes back Sandman. He is
Bad ass, but still not who I am talking about.

Bad ass, but still not who I am talking about.
basically a nigh-omnipotent being who is the personification of dreams. He essentially controls all things that go on in dreams and stories that are not in reality, but the subconscious of all living sentient beings. He is a member of 7 beings known as Endless and is older than most mythical gods. He has been personified as a thin pale man with black hair, a cat, a Martian God and a fox (although he has made it known he prefers the cat form - Anamorphic Alpha.)
Sandman or Morpheus as his better known as, was captured from the realm of dreams by an occult ritual and help prisoner for over 70 years. He was able to escape in modern
Hush little baby don't say a word, and never mind that noise you heard.

"Hush little baby don't say a word, and never mind that noise you heard."
times and attempt to rebuild his kingdom of dreams that had diminished greatly during his absence. This would a great background to set a movie on. Think about all the visuals contrasts you could have with the dream world and reality. Make reality a dull, dark near black and white color scheme and have the dreams world bright, vivid and full of color (although no 3D please, that has reached its expiration date in my book - Non=conforming Craig.) Get someone thin and tall, somewhat lanky like Jude Law or Paul Bettany to play Morpheus and you have a winner in the making. This is just my opinion. Thanks for reading true believers, EXCELSIOR!

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Mike Thomas
May 24, 2010 2:27 AM
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Wow. I'm pretty up on comics, but I've never heard of this Sandman.

You have an actor, or actors for the part, now what kind of marketable storyline do you envision for this character? It would obviously not be "punch out the bad guys", but something on a more metaphysical plane, something that puts the universe itself in danger of extinction, but we as upright apes will have never known it ever happened.

And will he (it) have an annoying sidekick?
The Alpha Craig
May 24, 2010 9:35 AM
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This would be more along the lines of The Cell, Inception and What Dreams May Come in terms of reality. It should also have darker tones like Jacobs Ladder, Lords of Illusion and Hellraiser.

No there wouldn't be any sidekicks. Maybe another of the Endless, but no "Sandboy" to be sure. Thanks for the comment.

Jun 6, 2010 7:14 PM
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That would be awesome; agreed!

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