The Sandman – Canada, Germany, in development

The Sandman Dario Argento ETA Hoffman

The Sandman is a planned Canadian/German horror film project to be directed by Italian director Dario Argento (Deep Red; Inferno; Trauma) from a screenplay by David Tully (The VillageDjinn).

The ‘Godfather of Punk’ Iggy Pop (Hardware; Suck) has been cast as a serial killer dubbed The SandmanClaudio Simonetti, Argentos longtime musical collaborator, will score the movie and a theme tune has been donated by Scott Weiland. 

The film has sought crowd-funding via Indiegogo, the worlds largest crowdfunding platform. The Canadian and German film production team lead by producers Daniela Tully, Jeff Rogers and Rob Heydon, were looking to raise $250,000. The campaign was part of Indiegogos horror month

Press release:

“Maybe other places, you’ve heard about other kinds of Sandmen — forget everything you’ve heard. This guy doesn’t put sand in your eyes so you drift peacefully to sleep — don’t you wish! This Sandman is the real deal, going back to the dark, original German legend: the REAL Sandman was someone who stole the eyes of any children that wouldn’t just close them and go to sleep… then he’d go feed them to his hungry children on the moon. Try telling that version to the kiddies next time they won’t go to bed, and see where it gets you! While you’re at it, show them a copy of this image!

Our film tells the story of Nathan, a young (and dashingly handsome, natch) student in the city who struggles to forget his childhood trauma at the hands of the serial killer dubbed “The Sandman”: a masked killer who murders his victims with a lethally jagged melon spoon (yes, you read that right!), and claims their eyes as trophies (hey, everybody needs a hobby!). Nathan killed The Sandman years ago, on Christmas Eve, after he witnessed the murder of his mother (and you think YOU’VE got childhood hangups!)…until he sees the beautiful (again, natch) woman who lives in the apartment across the way dying at the hands of that same masked killer (don’t you hate when that happens?). This brutal murder plunges Nathan into an odyssey into the night country of his past, his dreams…and the buried secrets of… you guessed it!… The Sandman, who’s on the hunt for plenty more eye candy!”

Dario Argento The Sandman 2015



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