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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Updates Us On His SANDMAN Film; Working on the Script with David S. Goyer

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 10:40 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Between his hitRECord series, burgeoning directorial career, and flourishing acting career, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has proven himself to be an excellent multi-tasker.  He recently wrapped the starring role in director Robert Zemeckis’ 3D drama The Walk, but he’s also still very much developing an adaptation of the beloved Neil Gaiman comic Sandman.  Gordon-Levitt is attached to produce and direct the film based on a pitch by Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer, and last we heard How I Live Now scribe sandman-neil-gaiman-392x600Jack Thorne had been tapped to pen the script.

While Gordon-Levitt is plenty busy with his various other projects, he recently provided a status update on Sandman, saying he and his team are still working on putting together the script.  

Speaking with Moviefone, Gordon-Levitt said Sandman is still in the early stages:

“Right now we’re working on a script. It’s me and Goyer and the screenwriter 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.”

When pressed if he’d be the one to finally make it happen, Gordon-Levitt sounded optimistic:

“You know, we’re still in the middle of it, so I don’t want to make any claims, but I think we’ve got the right ideas.”

The actor also confirmed that they are very much thinking about the Sandman universe as a whole, adding, “We’re definitely talking about [it] in terms of a whole world.” Warner Bros. would no doubt like to launch a franchise with the first Sandman movie, so hopefully Gordon-Levitt, Thorne, and Goyer can crack this thing.


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