Slade to Direct Gaiman’s Neverwhere

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MTV talked to Neil Gaiman, who revealed that Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night helmer David Slade will direct a big screen adaptation of Gaiman’s Neverwhere. Gaiman and Lenny Henry developed Neverwhere into a TV series in 1996, and then Gaiman adapted the story into a novel on the set.

In 2005, Mike Carey and Glenn Fabry created a comic book out of the property which was an adaptation of the novel, not the series.

So Neil’s getting a do-over, because he got a call from Lisa Henson (who helped make “MirrorMask”) letting him know that Harvey Weinstein was interested. “They’re using my script from 2000, and they want me to polish it up a bit,” Neil told me. David Slade, who directed “Hard Candy” and “30 Days of Night,” is aboard to helm it as well.

To read what Neverwhere is about, visit Gaiman’s official website.