It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about the big screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic series, and yesterday Joseph Gordon-Levitt offered up a long-awaited update on the exciting project. Read on for the latest!
In an AMA session over on Reddit, Gordon-Levitt revealed that the screenplay is still in the works and that things are coming along smoothly. As we previously reported, the actor plans on both starring in and directing the feature film.
“Been doing a lot of work with David Goyer and Jack Thorne, working on the screenplay,” the filmmaker said. “We’ve been doing our meetings at the DC office, which is a frickin rad place to work. Also just had a great conversation last week with David and Mr. Gaiman. Neil has been extremely big hearted with me, and he’s the one I want to please most.”
Meanwhile, Goyer recently offered up an update of his own to Deadline, which should be music to the ears of all fans of the comic books.
“I hesitate to definitively say when it might go before the cameras, but the one thing different between other iterations and ours is that Neil Gaiman has been in the room with us and is a vital part of the team,” Goyer said. “We have a draft Warners is very happy with and we’re moving forward, knock on wood.”
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!