Jack Thorne has been hired by Warner Bros. to write the script for the big screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Sandman that Joseph Gorden-Levitt could star in and possibly direct. David Goyer made the initial pitch with a treatment for the film, and he will be a producer on it.
This film has been a long time coming, and I hope that this is the team to actually make it happen. I would love to see Gordon-Levitt star in and direct the movie. He recently directed and starred in the film Don Jon, which was fantastic.
Sandman is a horror and fantasy series that launched DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. It ran for 75 issues beginning in 1989. The story follows the character 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."