Update On Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s SANDMAN Film Adaptation

August 21, 20140 Comments

There have been several failed attempts to adapt Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series into a live-action movie, but can Warner Bros. and Joseph Gordon-Levitt finally pull it off? Here’s the latest update on the film.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is still producing with screenwriter David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy) and it’s still unclear if Levitt will direct and/or star in the film. The good thing is that he seems very passionate about the source material and is determined to do it justice on the big screen. In an interview with MovieFone, the actor reveals that he went to director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) for advice on how to handle green screen. Levitt also reveals that the script still isn’t finished, but he feels the “right ideas” are in place.

“Right now we’re working on a script. It’s me and Goyer and the screenwriter [Jack Thorne] and Neil Gaiman, as well as the good folks at DC and Warner Bros. It’s a really cool team of people. It’s a lot of the same people who worked on the Nolan “Batman” movies. It’s really exciting. There’s not a script yet, we’re still kind of working it out because it’s such a complicated adaptation because “Sandman” wasn’t written as novels. “Sin City” was written as a novel. “Sandman” is 75 episodic issues. There’s a reason people have been trying and failing to adapt “Sandman” for the past 20 years.”

It’d definitely be hard to do Sandman in one movie. It would probably work better as a series of films, or better yet, as a badass television series. What do you guys think?

Synopsis: “‘The Sandman’ is the universally lauded masterwork following Morpheus, Lord of the Dreaming–a vast hallucinatory landscape housing all the dreams of any and everyone who’s ever existed. Regardless of cultures or historical eras, all dreamers visit Morpheus’ realm–be they gods, demons, muses, mythical creatures, or simply humans who teach Morpheus some surprising lessons.

Upon his escape from an embarrassing captivity at the hands of a mere mortal, Morpheus finds himself at a crossroads, forced to deal with the enormous changes within both himself and his realm. His journey to find his place in a world that’s drastically changed takes him through mythical worlds to retrieve his old heirlooms, the back roads of America for a twisted reunion, and even Hell itself–to receive the dubious honor of picking the next Devil. But he’ll learn his greatest lessons at the hands of his own family, the Endless, who–like him–are walking embodiments of the most influential aspects of existence.

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