"Sandman" Author Makes Movie.

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    Neil Gaiman is about as infamous as they come in the world of fantasy comics. The award-winning author of the critically acclaimed series The Sandman comic series has his foothold on the movie business.

    MirrorMask is the story of a fifteen-year-old girl who has grown up a circus entertainer in a family with a long tradition of performing in the center ring under the big top. While many children at such an impressionable age wish nothing more than to be able to get away from their normal or mundane lives, Helen wishes nothing more than to leave the circus and be utterly normal.

    "In the film, Helena has a fight with her parents about her future when her mother falls ill. Helena is convinced she's to blame for the illness. The night before her mother is to have major surgery, Helena dreams she lives in a strange world inhabited by two opposing queens, amazing creatures and masked inhabitants. Things aren't quite right in this world Helena finds herself in, as the White Queen has fallen ill and can only be restored by the MirrorMask and, sure enough, it's up to Helena to find. From that point forward her adventures continue in a world where the line between reality and her dreams is blurred."

    -ComicBookResources.com

    The film was originally slated as a direct-to-DVD release. However, during the recent Comic-Con International the film gained so much interest that a theatrical release is now being aimed for sometime in 2005 by MirrorMask producers, Jim Henson Company & Sony Pictures.

    Jim Henson Company, which has brought such fantasy movie classics in the past as Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, had considered making sequels or prequels to said films after staggering sales numbers for their DVD's were experienced recently. However it was decided ultimately that something fresh and new, yet in the spirit of "Henson Fantasy" was in order.

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