Chad Stahelski, director of the John Wick films, has been tapped to direct Sandman Slim, a film adaptation based on NYT bestselling author Richard Kadrey’s nine-book fantasy series, writes Deadline.
The story centers on James “Sandman Slim” Stark, fast-talking, hard-boiled, supernatural vigilante who escapes from Hell to avenge his girlfriend’s murder and hunt down the magicians responsible for getting him sent “downtown.”
Kerry Williamson, who wrote the Netflix film What Happened to Monday will adapt the novel. A previous draft was written by Kel Symons.
LBI Entertainment’s Patrick Walmsley and Julie Yorn are producing with John Lesher. Chris Goldberg is overseeing production for Studio 8 along with Rishi Rajani.