With over a year of knowing that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was set to adapt Neil Gaiman‘s classic ‘Sandman‘ comics to the big screen, we’re finally hearing some new details on the project. The actor turned director shared some information on this Vertigo comic in a recent Ask Me Anything (AMA) interview over on Reddit when promoting the first season of ‘Hitrecord On TV’ and thankfully someone posed some Sandman questions to him.
According to Gordon-Levitt, “Been doing a lot of work with David Goyer and Jack Thorne, working on the screenplay. 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.”
Can I personally say how much I love to hear that this amazing creator gets to be involved in the process of bringing one of his most iconic characters to the big screen?
Of course, that isn’t the only place he gave some news on the subject as it looks like the screenplay is actually a little further along with Goyer having said that it has already been turned into Warner Brothers!
Here’s what Goyer had to say in a recent interview, “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. We have a draft Warners is very happy with and we’re moving forward, knock on wood.”
So it sounds like the first draft is going over well enough that the film is probably going to move forward. With how beloved the series is and how much Hollywood wants to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt back in a comic themed movie, this seems like all of the pieces are falling into place.
‘Sandman’ is Gaiman’s take on a variety of characters that range from Dream to Death and how they interact with each other and humanity. From what we know in a previous interview, the film will have “a lot of the same people who worked on the Nolan ‘Batman’ movies.” which is a darker style that is truly fitting for the world that Gaiman had created.
Are you looking forward to Gaiman’s work finally getting a cinematic treatment? If a fan of his work which story line would you like to see them tackle for the first film?
Source: Coming Soon