John Wick’s Chad Stahelski to direct Sandman Slim adaptation
Deadline reports that John Wick director Chad Stahelski has lined up yet another project and will helm the feature adaptation of Sandman Slim for Studio 8. Kerry Williamson (What Happened to Monday) will write the script. LBI Entertainment’s Patrick Walmsley and Julie Yorn will produce with John Lesher.
Based on the fantasy series by Richard Kadrey, Sandman Slim tells the story of James Stark, a half-human/half-angel magician who returns from Hell to exact revenge on the people who sent him there. The first book in the series was published in 2009 and now spans nine books with a tenth entry set to arrive later this year.
Stahelski is attached to a number of projects across Hollywood, not the least of which is John Wick: Chapter 3 and the John Wick TV Series, The Continental. He’s also attached to a feature adaptation of the comic series Kill or Be Killed and a remake of the 80s action series, Highlander.