Outside of comics, there aren't many creative types who can boast collaborations with Mark Millar, John Romita Jr. and Neil Gaiman, but with the pending release of "Kick-Ass" and the 2007 success of "Stardust," director Matthew Vaughn's in a unique position with some of comics' most popular talents. That's why when he talks ideas for future projects, fans listen.
In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Vaughn spoke openly on his appreciation of realistic comics, praising both his "Kick-Ass" and "Stardust" collaborators and stating that Gaiman deserves to have more of his work translated to film.
"I think it's weird that hardly any Neil Gaiman stuff has been made. The idea that no one has made 'Sandman' yet is weird," said Vaughn.
When asked if a theoretical "Sandman" picture was something Vaughn would like to participate in, the director seemed enthusiastic despite the film's current lack of cinematic autonomy.
"You know what, I would love to do "Sandman," but I think it's stuck in development hell," Vaughn said, "But that could be like a 'Lord of the Rings' - just a huge movie."
Vaughn's enthusiasm for comic book adaptations doesn't stop with Millar and Gaiman, though. The director has also referred to "The Avengers" and "Superman" films as dream projects.
Whether Vaughn's next movie project will spring from sequential art or something else entirely is currently unknown. While rumors of his attachment to an adaptation of Millar's "American Jesus" were debunked back in July, the possibility hasn't been ruled out completely.
Still, depending on reaction on "Kick-Ass'" April 16 release date, comic fans could likely continue to "make theirs Vaughn."
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