Joseph Gordon-Levitt Working on ‘Sandman’ Script With Nolan’s ‘Batman’ Team

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Sandman
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of the newcomers in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill” and recently wrapped Robert Zemeckis’ 3D drama “The Walk,” but there’s another buzzed about adaptation on audiences’ minds.

According to Gordon-Levitt, “Sandman” is still in the early stages of development. The multi-hyphenate actor will direct and produce the film from a script by David S. Goyer, based on Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed comic book series.

“Right now we’re working on a script,” he told Moviefone. “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.”

Unlike “Sin City,” which was written as a graphic novel, Gordon-Levitt said “Sandman” is a more “complicated adaptation” because it consists of 75 episodic issues.

“There’s a reason people have been trying and failing to adapt ‘Sandman’ for the past 20 years,” he said.

He also said that the writing team is conceptualizing the Sandman universe as a whole.

“It’s such a huge world,” Gordon-Levitt said. “We’re definitely talking about in terms of a whole world.”

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  1. Sandman? You need Terry Gilliam in on that one.

  2. Hatcher says:

    @ Joel

  3. Joel says:

    @MaaneKhat: “buzzed-about”

    @Hatcher DC Comics:

  4. mightymad says:

    The name to remember from this article: David S. Goyer.
    There’s absolutely no middle with this man – either his screenplay for this movie will be great or it will be a complete disaster. And that will set the tone for the rest of the production.

    • bb says:

      No, Jack Thorne is writing the screenplay, and he is an excellent writer who has already written a screenplay for another of Neil Gaiman’s works, so should have a feel for the right tone. David S. Goyer is supervising the treatment and is a good ideas man. As for Joseph Gordon-Levitt… judging from Don Jon, his work with hitRECord, and even his involvement in his character’s Sin City 2 storyline, has good instincts. The Sandman is tremendously ambitious, and I’m optimistic about this team.

  5. Hatcher says:

    Not sure what ‘sandman’ really means, can someone pls explain? – Isnt he from marvel?

    • ZandyZ says:

      Sandman is the story about Dream or Morpeheus who’ve been trap because human want to catch Death (Dream’s Sister). This is not Marvel’s Sandman

  6. nan00se says:

    Please let Tom Hiddleston play Sandman??

  7. Joseph is really a talented person both on acting and directing.

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