Dave McKean Looking to Bring Cages to Screen


Multimedia artist Dave McKean may be best known for his work with Neil Gaiman–from providing artwork for stories like “Signal to Noise” and “Violent Cases” to his covers for the entire series of “The Sandman” to McKean’s directorial debut on the semi-animated MirrorMask, which was based on a screenplay by Gaiman.

One project that McKean can proudly claim as completely his own is the ambitious serialized story “Cages,” which appeared as individual issues sporadically through the ’90s before being collected into a single volume by Kitchen Sink and NBM.

It was a very personal introspective piece of work involving creativity and cats and up until now, there was never any word of it being adapted into any other form until McKean made the following statement on his Twitter feed:

“Great first meeting about Cages film; a long term possibility, but good to know all interested parties are on the same page.”

Obviously, this project is very much in the early early stages, and one would think that bringing the challenging graphic novel to the screen would probably take many years to write, finance, etc. but fans of McKean’s artwork and collaborations with Gaiman over the years surely would be interested to see whether “Cages” is even possible as a film. While the graphic novel is seemingly out of print, one can often find it in hardcover and paperback forms through eBay, second-hand bookshops and the like.

If you happen to have read it, let us know what you think about it being turned into a film.

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