We told you back in November that actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in talks for Warner Bros.’ adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic series The Sandman. Today it sounds as if he is ready to produce, direct, and star. Read on for details.
Gordon-Levitt is finalizing a deal to produce Sandman at Warner Bros. with David Goyer, who pitch his treatment for the Neil Gaiman comic book classic. It has been rumored that Gordon-Levitt might star, and the deal he’s making attaches him as the protagonist.
In addition to that, he’s eying the project as a directing vehicle. Gordon-Levitt made his feature directorial debut on the well received Sundance flick Don Jon, but this would be a considerable step up in scope and scale. They will hire a writer shortly.
The Sandman series shifts between horror and fantasy, and the central character is Morpheus, the personification of dreams. After being held captive 70 years, Morpheus escapes, gains revenge, and rebuilds his crumbling kingdom while trying to adapt to the times. Warner Bros. has tried for some time to get a script right, and they may have finally cracked it.
Expect more on this one soon!
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