The Hollywood Reporter have dropped details of the upcoming Audible exclusive ‘Sandman’ audio drama based on Neil Gaiman’s classic DC/Vertigo series.
You can check out details stellar voice cast, featuring the likes of James McAvoy, Taron Egerton, Kat Dennings and Andy Serkis, below.
The first part of the Audible drama will go on sale on July 15th, adapting first 3 volumes of the graphic novel series (Preludes & Nocturnes, The Doll’s House and Dream Country).
Here’s the official blurb for the release:
When The Sandman, also known as Lord Morpheus – the immortal king of dreams, stories and the imagination – is pulled from his realm and imprisoned on Earth by a nefarious cult, he languishes for decades before finally escaping. Once free, he must retrieve the three “tools” that will restore his power and help him to rebuild his dominion, which has deteriorated in his absence. As the multi-threaded story unspools, The Sandman descends into Hell to confront Lucifer (Michael Sheen), chases rogue nightmares who have escaped his realm, and crosses paths with an array of characters from DC comic books, ancient myths, and real-world history, including: Inmates of Gotham City’s Arkham Asylum, Doctor Destiny, the muse Calliope, the three Fates, William Shakespeare (Arthur Darvill), and many more.
A powerhouse supporting cast helps translate this masterwork into a sonic experience worthy of its legacy, including Riz Ahmed, Kat Dennings, Taron Egerton, Samantha Morton, Bebe Neuwirth, Andy Serkis, and more. Setting the stage for their performance is an unprecedented cinematic soundscape featuring an original musical score by British Academy Award winner James Hannigan. Fans will especially revel in a new twist for the audio adaptation: Neil Gaiman himself serves as the narrator. Follow him as he leads listeners along a twisting path of myths, imagination and, often, terror. Even in your wildest dreams, you’ve never heard anything like this.
More information, including how to pre-order, can be found on Audible’s website.
For those unfamiliar with Audible, new members get a free credit to buy a book when the sign up, which means you can potentially enjoy this in its entirety without spending a single penny (although there’s so much great stuff on there, including free podcasts and classic listens, than you’ll more than likely want to stick around).