HBO have optioned the television rights to Neil Gaiman's multi-award-winning novel American Gods. Gaiman is co-writing the script with Robert Richardson (who has won two Oscars for his work on JFK and The Aviator), whilst Tom Hanks is set to produce.
Interesting news. Clearly the buzz over Game of Thrones has meant that TV companies are starting to look for other adult fantasy books to adapt. However, whilst understandable from a production standpoint - American Gods is far less ambitious and thus less expensive - I'm disappointed they didn't go straight for the jugular and adapt Sandman. Still, this should be interesting.